Buh-Bye, San Diego Chargers

On Jan.12, 2017, the San Diego Chargers announced that they're officially moving to Los Angeles. Here's a look at how the City of San Diego reacted to the big Bolts news.

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Angry Chargers fans burned their memorabilia outside of Chargers HQ in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2017.
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On Jan. 13, 2017 -- one day after the Chargers announced they were moving the team from San Diego to Los Angeles -- the pile of jerseys fans had dumped, and in some cases burned, in front of Chargers HQ in San Diego had been cleaned up. All that remained was a single LaDainian Tomlinson jersey, some ping-pong paddles, a cup and a shattered Chargers coffee mug.
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A clearance section at a Walmart store in San Diego where Chargers memorabilia was heavily discounted on Jan. 12, 2017. The items contained the NFL team's former San Diego Chargers name and logo.
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Angry Chargers fans burned their memorabilia outside of Chargers HQ in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2017.
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The Chargers' announcement of the team's move from San Diego to Los Angeles hit devoted Bolts fan Mercury Hornbeek hard. Typically decked out in full Chargers gear (left), Hornbeek tore up his sign and ditched his mask on Jan. 12, 2017. his trademark gear. #nbc7
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The pile of memorabilia abandoned by Chargers fans grew throughout Jan. 12, 2017, outside the team's headquarters in San Diego. Items includes jerseys, newspapers, signs and framed photographs.
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Short and straight to the point, a Chargers fan in San Diego wore this shirt aimed at the team's owner, Dean Spanos, on Jan. 12, 2017.
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Chargers fans comfort one another outside the team's headquarters in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2017.
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The pile of memorabilia abandoned by Chargers fans grew throughout Jan. 12, 2017, outside the team's headquarters in San Diego.
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Chargers fans dump their jerseys and voice their discontent with the team's decision to move to Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2017.
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A Chargers fan in San Diego rips up his Bolts jersey on Jan. 12, 2017.
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The pile of discarded Chargers gear in front of the team's San Diego headquarters grew throughout the day on Jan. 12, 2017.
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Chargers fans dumped this pile of jerseys in a trash can on Jan. 12, 2017, after finding out the NFL team is moving to Los Angeles.
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A fan left this sign at the Chargers headquarters in San Diego Thursday that read: R.I.P. San Diego Chargers: 1961-2017.
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A security guards puts out the fire started by a fan on a burning San Diego Chargers flag in front of the Chargers' headquarters after the team announced that it will move to Los Angeles, Thursday Jan. 12, 2017, in San Diego.
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A former Chargers fan dumps memorabilia in front of of the San Diego Chargers' headquarters after the team announced that it will move to Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in San Diego.
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This Chargers fan showed up at Chargers Park on Jan. 12, holding this sign directed at Dean Spanos.
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Former San Diego Chargers fans throw down Chargers jerseys in front of Chargers' headquarters after the NFL football team announced that it will move to Los Angeles, Thursday Jan. 12, 2017, in San Diego.
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One of the many signs held by Chargers fans at Chargers Park on Jan. 12, 2017, following the team's announcement that they're moving to Los Angeles.
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Fans dumped their Chargers jerseys in front of the team's office in San Diego on Jan. 12 after the team announced it's move to Los Angeles.
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Angry at the announcement of the Chargers moving to Los Angeles, this San Diego man dumped his Bolts jerseys at Chargers Park Thursday. "I'm broken-hearted. This team has been part of my family for 50 years," he said, holding back here. "I'm outta here. I'm done. Go to LA, have a good time, take your family with you. Get out of my city!"
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Chargers jerseys continued to pile up outside Chargers Park on Jan. 12.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Emotionally, it's frustrating," this Chargers fan told NBC 7, referring to the team's move to Los Angeles. "Ownership here clearly doesn't care about our fanbase'; [it's] clearly not a factor at all."
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The pile of Chargers memorabilia discarded by fans at Chargers Park grew large throughout the morning.
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Another devoted but upset Chargers fan at Chargers Park on Jan. 12, 2017.
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Minutes after the San Diego Chargers announced they were moving to Los Angeles, fans began leaving their jerseys in front of the Chargers headquarters.
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Decked out in Chargers gear, fans gathered outside Chargers Park in San Diego on Jan. 12, awaiting a major announcement from the team.
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This person showed up at Chargers Park Thursday morning in her car, which donned bumper stickers that read: "Spanos Sucks."
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An image of a Chargers fan at a recent game in San Diego.
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As the San Diego Chargers announced their move to Los Angeles, the team changed its name on Twitter to the Los Angeles Chargers.
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The Chargers revealed their new team logo on Twitter on Jan. 12, as the team announced its move from San Diego to Los Angeles.
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This Chargers fan said he needed to hear the news of his team's move from the source, Dean Spanos.
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“I’m heartbroken; sad. It’s like a family member leaving the house, moving out,” this Chargers fan told NBC 7. “It’ll probably sink in more later in the day.”
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“I can’t understand why you want to leave San Diego,” said Chargers fan Elizabeth Orozco. “You’ve disappointed the fans; the little fans – the little fans that are newborns, growing up to be Chargers fans. Now they’re not going to get the chance to go to their first Chargers game. San Diegans are not going to drive up to L.A.”
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The news of the Chargers' move to Los Angeles sparked outrage among fans. Here, a San Diego fan lights a Chargers flag on fire.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"San Diego did not just lose the Chargers. The Chargers just lost San Diego," Mayor Kevin Faulconer said in a news briefing on Jan. 12.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I hate this day," said San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts at a news briefing on Jan. 12. Fighting back tears, Roberts said the Chargers' move to Los Angeles is heartbreaking for San Diegans, including him and his family.
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