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San Diego leaders, Chargers players and more react to the relocation announcement

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Chargers are no more as owner Dean Spanos announced the franchise is relocating to Los Angeles. Reaction from Los Angeles and San Diego civic leaders, current and former Chargers players and more pored in across social media.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti "welcomed an important part" of LA's history back with the Chargers returning:

Councilmember Chris Cate said the news wasn't "surprising" after ownership made it "apparent" they preferred a move to Los Angeles:

The San Diego Padres released a statement saying they were "deeply disappointed" with the news of the Chargers' departure:

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a statement that he knows Dean Spanos did "everything he could" to keep the Chargers in San Diego:

Former Chargers safety Eric Weddle weighed in, saying it was a "terrible" day for the city and those who supported the franchise:

While current players also shared some of their thoughts on the move as well:

The Chargers' announcement ended a 15-year bid for a new stadium in San Diego, ending a 50-plus year relationship between the franchise and city. 

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