New Chargers Logo Draws Comparisons to Dodgers' Logo

The Tampa Bay Lightning team also draws comparisons

When the Chargers organization announced the move to Los Angeles Thursday, they changed their logo on social media.

The letters "LA" in white are connected on a blue background with a lightning bolt shooting to the right of the logo.

The Dodgers logo has always connected the "L" with the "A" on a blue  background.


[G] Buh-Bye, San Diego Chargers

The Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team quickly jumped on social media to draw its own comparison. The tweet has gone viral.

We also did a Twitter poll on what folks thought about the new logo. Of the 445 accounts that voted, 52 percent did not like the logo. Another 45 percent said they didn't care.

In a radio interview Thursday, Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos was asked about the logo similarity. He said: "I don't know if this is going to be permanent or if it's going to be the introductory logo into the marketplace. My son is handling all that so I'd have to defer to him."

NBC 7 reached out to Bill Johnston, Director of Public Relations with the Chargers. He sent us the following statement:
"We are not changing our official marks/logos. Nothing about our uniforms, colors, helmets, etc. is changing. That image is strictly for marketing use."
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