The Dallas Cowboys defeated Justin Herbert’s Los Angeles Chargers 20-17 on Monday Night Football this week.
Given how ugly the outing was, there weren’t many takeaways viewers could garner from the on-the-field happenings. (Instead, people resorted to gossiping about Herbert’s girlfriend.) Off the field, though – an interesting viral story quickly emerged.
All night long, ESPN cameras couldn’t stop zooming in on one particular Chargers fan. Her excited nature captivated the folks watching at home.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 17, 2023
It didn’t take long for a theory about the Chargers fan to develop.
Fans at home quickly identified her as a plant.
Definitely a paid actor. No one is that passionate a Charger fan.
— Aces McQueen (@AceFaceMcQueen) October 17, 2023
She’s either planted there to make it look like LA has Chargers fans or maybe she’s the owner in disguise! 😂
— Chombe (@Chombe1080) October 17, 2023
100% paid actor.
— Todd Bullock (@Todd_Bullock) October 17, 2023
Paid actors, what fans
— silverback🦍 (@javi74954121) October 17, 2023
Clearly a plant by espn… no chargers fan that passionate exists on this planet lol https://t.co/FhWLu4xovl
— sampson (@xazzxamii) October 17, 2023
While it is impossible to know whether the fans who identified this viral Chargers fan as a plant are right or not, it is certainly a plausible theory.
L.A. has a huge sports fan community, but they love the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Los Angeles Rams garnered some interest when they were good, too. But not as much as the Lakers and Dodgers.
Nick Bosa’s ex dropped a wild video after the 49ers got owned by the Browns: https://t.co/M7P57Z6ASR
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 16, 2023
And absolutely nobody cares about the Chargers.
One way or another, the viral Chargers fan will be fully identified in the coming days. And when she is, it will be interesting to see how real her loyalty to the franchise actually is.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.