SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - While the San Diego Chargers are now a team of the past, many fans are still struggling to let go. To cope, one San Diegan is planning to make a lot of noise in Los Angeles next season, without saying anything at all.
Joseph MacRae started a Go Fund Me page, raising money to purchase three billboards near the StubHub Center in LA. One billboard will be anti-Dean Spanos and his sons. The other two will target the National Football League.
"This whole thing is a breakup. I'm not the only one dealing with this," said MacRae. "People in St. Louis who lost the Rams, people in Oakland who are losing the Raiders, they understand where I'm coming from."
MacRae has hired a graphic designer to help with the billboards but is keeping the designs under wraps for now.
He says he's received mostly positive feedback. For those who don't agree with his coping-mechanism, he hopes they'll come around once the signs are up.
"I'm taking matters into my own hand, I'm sticking up for the city," said MacRae. "Trust me, I'm going to deliver, I will deliver."
MacRae says the signs will cost roughly $15,000. If he has extra funds, he plans to donate them to a San Diego charity.
If they're able to raise the money for the signs, the billboards will be up for four weeks, during three of the Los Angeles Chargers home games.
While MacRae and many other Chargers fans feel abandoned, he hopes this effort will bring together fans nationwide who lost their beloved NFL teams.
Go Fund Me link: https://www.gofundme.com/7qwt4-the-fight-for-la-billboards