The drive into the Los Angeles Chargers’ home opener Sunday might be a bit awkward for some people.
A digital billboard near the StubHub Center, the Chargers’ temporary home while their permanent one remains under construction, will feature five anti-NFL messages over the next three weeks, beginning with Sunday’s home opener against the Miami Dolphins. The messages were designed by Joseph MacRae who, still upset over the team’s relocation from San Diego to LA, raised over $10,000 in online fundraising to pay for renting the billboard.
Here’s one of the messages that will appear on the billboard:
MacRae’s campaign is about more than providing a voice for scorned Chargers fans, though.
“This isn’t just for San Diego fans,” he wrote on the project’s GoFundMe page. “This is for Oakland fans and St. Louis fans as well. Your cities didn’t deserve this and most importantly, you didn’t deserve this.”
The NFL obviously won’t enjoy seeing these types of messages. But the company that owns the billboard assured MacRae that they won’t allow the NFL to interfere with or block the messages, MacRae told KSWB-TV.
The billboard is located roughly a mile and a half away from the stadium.
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