Metallica lead man adds fuel to Raiders in Vegas debate

Raiders fan James Hetfield of Metallica
June 14, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Metallica band members James Hetfield (left) and Kirk Hammett perform the national anthem before the Golden State Warriors play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five of the NBA Finals. at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The migration of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas is one bringing out many mixed emotions from devoted fans. One fan in particular, Metallica leadman James Hetfield, is not happy at all about the move.

He candidly told TMZ Sports that he is “a little pissed” the Raiders are ditching their fans in the Bay Area. However, Hetfield softened up a bit and said that, at the end of the day, he still supports the team the same way he did when they moved Los Angeles.

Per the report, Hetfield campaigned for the Raiders to remain in Oakland and offered support to Ronnie Lott’s efforts to build a new stadium in the Bay Area. Unfortunately for those hoping the Raiders would stay in California, that outcome¬†was not in the cards.

Hetfield did depart his interview with TMZ on a happy¬†note when he joked that the Raiders manage to “find trouble wherever they go.”

Or perhaps, wherever they may roam?

If there was a city more difficult to stay of trouble than Las Vegas, we would love to know about it.