With the Los Angeles Rams already in town and already having a fan base somewhat in tact, it was slated to be a tough task trying to drum up interest in enough people to come out and see the Chargers play after they decided to move from San Diego. In a city with 3.976 million people in it, it shouldn’t have been hard to get fans out to the stadium. That belief was quickly dispelled during each home game, however, as the opposing team’s fan base completely took over each and every time. One look at the team’s Twitter account and you would think there were at least 800K people interested in the team, but someone figured out that a large majority of those followers are completely fake.
Noticed the #LAme @Chargers account had over 800k followers. This seemed like quite a jump from when they 1st moved to LA and had sub 500k. Looked up on a Twitter Audit website and found out almost half of those are fake. @ScottKaplan @jmt619 @DSmithShow @SI_LeeJenkins @Deadspin pic.twitter.com/V1sUBaK0Mm
— Caleb Norman (@Caleb__Norman) February 21, 2018
Just a quick check of the Twitter account and you would notice the extremely low engagement from fans on each post. It’s almost nonexistent.