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“Black Monday” is always a tough day for franchises and those that have lost their jobs, but finding out that you lost your job by seeing it on television might be even worse.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that some of the Bolts coaching staff didn’t get word of their dismissal until they saw a scroll of it on TV, adding insult to an already tough situation.
some of those on the Chargers coaching staff found out they were fired by watching TV and seeing it on Twitter since news got out before Anthony Lynn was officially told
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) January 4, 2021
The firing of Lynn wasn’t much of a surprise, as it was reported on Sunday that the fourth year head coach was going to be let go Monday.
The Chargers went 7-9 in 2020, but were competitive, losing seven of nine games by one score.
Owner Dean Spanos put out a statement regarding the firing of Lynn.
“This morning I informed Anthony Lynn that we have made the decision to part ways with him as our head coach. I’m not sure there is another person in this league more respected as a human being than Anthony, and I want to sincerely express my deepest gratitude for his leadership during a time of great change for our organization,” Spanos said.
Lynn’s firing puts the total number of fired head coaches at six, if you include coaches like Matt Patricia who were fired in the middle of the season.