“I hate Dean Spanos”
Dean Spanos is not only one of the most hated owners in the NFL, but he’s also one of the most hated owners in professional sports. A fanbase generally loves its team’s owner, but that is not the case with Spanos.
Alex Spanos, Dean’s father, purchased the team in 1984 and it has been in the family ever since. dean became the majority owner after his father passed away last October, but he has been in charge of the day-to-day operations of the team since 1994. He was instrumental in getting the team moved to Los Angeles and for that reason, he lands on many “most hated” lists.
Few things will draw the ire of Chargers fans more than talking about Spanos and how much they loathe the man. He is often referred to as a liar and many other colorful words during those conversations.
If the Chargers ever won the Super Bowl, many fans might see it as bittersweet because it would mean this man got to put his hands on the Lombardi Trophy.
The fans of the Chargers that have hung around are some loyal people. They root for the team despite the man who owns it. However, many fans fell by the wayside when the team left town and now, Spanos is on the same level as guys like Bob Irsay and Art Modell, two of the most hated owners ever. Both of those men earned that poor reputation for doing exactly what Spanos did with his team.