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Pro Bowler Melvin Gordon shades Chargers fans on way out of town

Vincent Frank
Melvin Gordon Dolphins
Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon had a questionable relationship with the organization as their time together was nearing an end last season.

Gordon held out into the season for a new contract, something the Chargers’ brass was not willing to give him. It led to a strained relationship and his departure in free agency.

Now a member of the division-rival Denver Broncos, Gordon took time out of his intro press conference on Friday to shade Chargers fans in a big way.

Way to tear down an already struggling fan base on your way out of town, Mr. Gordon.

He is not wrong. Attendance was an issue for the Chargers long before their relocation from San Diego to Los Angeles. It has taken a more ugly turn since.

Forced to play at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson from 2017-19, a majority of Chargers home games felt like road dates. Fans of opposing teams packed the smallish venue.

Whether that’s going to be the case as the Chargers move into a state-of-the-art Southern California venue next season remains to be seen. For now, Gordon has a point.