It’s safe to say the new Chargers logo — which was released after the announcement that the team would move to L.A. — became the biggest joke on the internet Thursday.
Chargers fans, fans of other teams and even people with no vested interest in the team at all jumped onto social media to make memes and jokes and even create their own preferred logos.
The NFL tweeted it early on, but then deleted it as the mockery escalated. But the biggest roasting of all came from other sports teams.
Yep, you read that correctly: other sports teams.
Some other teams used their official accounts to make fun of the team’s announcement to move to L.A. and the logo that came with it, prompting one prominent sports reporter to say she’s never seen anything like it.
The first came from the Tampa Bay Lightning, a professional hockey team in Florida.
Many people felt the logo was suspiciously similar to the L.A. Dodgers’ logo. But fans of the Lightning were also thinking the same thing about their own team’s logo.
So they saw this response.
The Dodgers even replied…
Another hockey team followed shortly after. This one was from Dallas, Texas, so it made a joke out of stealing the Dallas Cowboys’ logo.
Then Southern Methodist University got involved. They added a lightning bolt to their mustang logo.
Speaking of bolts…
Someone asked the Indianapolis Colts to join in.
Then a bunch of minor league baseball teams took it to the next level.
Apparently the Florida Panthers were too busy to get involved.
And a professional soccer team just decided to make fun of the move to L.A. in general.
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