NFL Releases Statement Saying There’s ‘No Substance’ To The Chargers To London Report, But Nobody Believes It

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On Tuesday, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reported that the NFL has had talks about possibly moving the Los Angeles Chargers to London to fill one of two spots the league would like to see filled by a franchise overseas.

Per the piece from The Athletic, “NFL owners are concerned enough about the Chargers’ situation in L.A., where a crowded sports market and the presence of the more established Rams has resulted in a tepid embracement of the Chargers, that they would provide the necessary support for a relocation to London if the Chargers pursue it.”

This of course caused some chaos in the media and on the Twitter streets and the Chargers’ official account even posted the famous ‘I’m not leaving’ clip from Wolf of Wall Street without even a word of context around it.

No doubt this will keep the hundreds upon hundreds of Chargers fans happy and coming to the soccer stadium they’re currently playing in.

While all of this was going down on Twitter, team owner Dean Spanos reportedly said about the rumors, “It’s total fucking bullshit, ok? We’re not going to London. We’re not going anywhere. We’re playing in Los Angeles. This is our home.”

Alright, we get it, Dean, you don’t want to move across the pond.

After the dust had settled a bit surrounding the report and rumors, the NFL released a statement saying that there is ‘no substance whatsoever’ to the report suggesting the team may possibly be moving to London.

After the Chargers tweeted out the clip, after the owner came out cursing at the media about the team not moving and the league itself releasing a statement, still, nobody fully believes 100% that the team won’t move to London.

The Chargers are set to move to the brand new $5 billion SoFi Stadium next season.