The Rams are currently playing their second season in Los Angeles after spending 21 seasons in St. Louis.
The Chargers are in their first season back in Los Angeles after 56 years in San Diego. And the Raiders will abandon Oakland after 24 years when they move to Las Vegas in 2019.
That’s not sitting well with one NFL fan.
San Diego resident Joseph MacRae has set up a gofundme page to raise money for Los Angeles billboards and banners to be flown over Rams and Chargers games that are critical of the league, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Some of his work includes a caricature of Commissioner Roger Goodell wearing a clown nose and a message to Chargers owner Dean Spanos thay says “Want to see a sell-out Dean? Look in the mirror.”
MacRae is best known for interrupting a Spanos press conference in January by shouting obscenities at the man preparing to move his team up the California coast, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
As of 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6, the gofundme page had raised $20,100 to help pay for the advertising.
“There is no doubt this money could technically go to a better place. I’m not going to say this (is) more important than hurricane relief. But this is something every San Diego sports fan would appreciate and understand. I believe people will actually see it’s for a good cause,” MacRae told the Union-Tribune.
The NFL had been without a team in the country’s second-largest TV market since the Rams and Raiders left in the mid-1990s. Rams owner Stan Kroenke stoked the first talk of a move when he bought 60 acres of land in Inglewood, Calif., in early 2014. He seemed intent on moving, even after St. Louis presented plans for a new $1 billion stadium. Kroenke slammed both the plan and the city of St. Louis, drawing an angry response from the task force working to keep the NFL franchise in town.
It didn’t matter, though, as the Rams got approval from NFL owners, thanks to a compromise from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
That compromise also opened the door for the Chargers and Raiders to find new homes.