Ravens safety Eric Weddle grew up in San Bernadino County, California, and played the first nine seasons of his NFL career for the Chargers.
His former team announced Thursday that the franchise would relocate to Los Angeles ahead of the 2017 season. As a Southern Californian and Chargers alum, Weddle reacted strongly to the news.
Chargers leaving is TERRIBLE. Sad day for everyone who supported the chargers. City and people are amazing. SD will always be my home!!!— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) January 12, 2017
Emphatic use of all caps, Eric.
Understandably, the veteran safety feels very attached to San Diego. As do the fans. After all, the Chargers had been located in the city since 1961. That's more than 50 years of history and loyalties alienated.
To add insult to injury, the team released a roundly mocked new logo. Weddle reacted poorly to that, too.
I made some improvements to the Chargers new logo with my photoshop skills. Do you like it @BenKFAN? pic.twitter.com/NzdyPXcQjR— KYLE F GUNTHER (@THEGUNTHER63) January 12, 2017
wow— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) January 12, 2017
Here are some of the many, many logo jokes floating around Twitter.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) January 12, 2017
The Chargers new logo looks like the Dodgers logo but on a really intense energy drink and if the team's name was the Chargerz. pic.twitter.com/mV5FDaOZBn— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 12, 2017
Sad day for Weddle and San Diego, indeed.
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