Antonio Gates: “You Want to Think That You Have True Fans”

By Ernie Padaon

Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) scores a touchdown on a 56-yard pass play from quarterback Philip Rivers (not pictured) during second half action against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

This message is not to anyone that visits this site… at least I don’t think. I know a lot of people are unable to get to the games. I understand it. I understand that the stadium is so beat, that it is a much better experience to watch it from your flat screen at home. The games are expensive and living out here costs some dough. There are all kinds of reasons on why we can’t get to th e games. Everyone on here loves their Chargers, but what Antonio Gates said might come off as offensive.

Here is what Gates had to say about the possibility of the Monday Night Game not selling out:

“It’s unfortunate. You want to think that you have true fans as a player. It’s crazy that it’s hard to sell out a Monday Night game,” Gates said Thursday. “I don’t know what that’s due to.”

For all the Chargers fans out there, you have to admit that are fan base as a whole has bandwagon type tendencies. We have seen these blackouts before and it always happens when the team can’t put up wins. Sometimes we can’t even fill it when we are winning. When we are in the playoff chase, the Chargers game is the hottest ticket in town.

Do we have true fans of the Chargers… yes.

Antonio, you do have true fans. The Chargers do have true fans. There are a ton of us out there. Don’t let anyone make you think otherwise.