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Broncos running back Melvin Gordon jokes that he’s used to playing with no fans in the stands because of his time with the Chargers

He’s not wrong.

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Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon continued to throw shade at his former team. He was being interviewed by former NFL cornerback Marcus Cromartie when he was asked about the possibility of not playing with fans in the stands. The Broncos runner joked that he played in front of many empty seats during his time with the Chargers so it is something he is used too.


Watch the full clip below as Cromartie published it on his Twitter page.

Here’s the full quote of what Gordon had to say on the matter of not playing in front of fans and how playing for the Chargers prepared him for that.

“Bro, we didn’t have fans anyway,” Gordon said while laughing. “We didn’t have many Chargers fans at the game. I’m just going to be honest. We didn’t have many Chargers fans at the game. Much loyalty, love, but we didn’t have many. So I’m not missing anything.”

The Broncos signed Gordon to a two-year deal this past winter during free agency to be one of the team lead ball carriers this season. Many Broncos fans were excited to see him play on the road against his former team with mostly Broncos fans in the stands, but that may not happen because of the Covid-19 pandemic going on. Not playing in front of a stadium full of loud fans would be a big change for players, but not for Gordon.

We all know the home game crowd at a Chargers game is more often than not full of opposing teams fans if not just mostly empty. They played in the absolute smallest “stadium/soccer field” in the league that has a maximum capacity of 27,000 people and they still couldn’t sellout and averaged 25,393 fans per home game this past season which was dead last in the NFL. The next lowest was the awful Cincinnati Bengals at 47,179 average per home game. For comparison’s sake, the Broncos averaged the fourth most at 75, 937 fans on average per home game. That’s a whole 50,000 more fans Gordon will be used to seeing once fans are allowed back into a stadium

In the end, it was a pretty good burn on the Chargers by Gordon.

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