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Chargers Twitter Jump When Team Moved to Los Angeles is a Fraud, as Most Followers are Fake

The Chargers had a big boost in their twitter followers when they made the move from San Diego to Los Angeles, but now The Big Lead points out that most of the boost in Twitter followers is in fact – fake.

Since moving North last year, the Los Angeles Chargers have gained a ton of Twitter followers. When they left San Diego they were hovering below 500,000, but if you check now, they boast 805,000. Man, that’s a lot for a franchise to pick up in one year, right? There’s just one problem: a lot of the team’s Twitter followers are fake.

We ran his numbers ourselves and they check out. Of the Chargers’ reportedly 805,000 followers, TwitterAudit claims 359,611 are fake. That’s roughly 55 percent that are real, just over half. When you consider the Chargers have well over 300,000 new followers since moving to LA and carry 359,611 fake followers, it leads to some questions.

So are Dean Spanos and his idiot sons buying Twitter followers to make it look like they have a huge following in their new city? I mean, we all know the Chargers have virtually no fans in LA given that they can’t find 27,000 of their own fans to fill StubHub Center. But would they really resort to buying followers? Well, yes. That would actually be fairly classic Spanos thinking.

Not a good look for a team looking to build a solid fan base in a new home.


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