WARNING: Video contains profanity
SAN DIEGO – Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk — self-proclaimed Chargers fan — asked San Diegans to vote against the downtown pro-football stadium.
The pro-skater was featured in a story on HBO Wednesday night opposing San Diego’s ballot Measure C, a proposal to building a Chargers stadium in downtown.
The “No on C – Stop the Stadium Tax” video with Hawk first aired on HBO’s “Any Given Wednesday” with host Bill Simmons.
Hawk was seen questioning the pro-stadium campaign strategy referring to the project as a “convadium.”
“I’ve seen a lot of things…you know what I’ve never seen – a convadium. It’s not a real thing, and things that aren’t real aren’t worth over a billion dollars. So on November 8th, vote no on the convadium,” Hawk said. “I love the Chargers, but if they go, we still have the beach, the zoo, Blink 182, Mexico, the sunshine, Nick Cannon, Comic-Con, and me, Tony Hawk.”
HBO host Simmons sided with the group opposing Measure C by telling San Diegans “don’t fall for this sh**. You go to the polls soon. Make history by standing up to a spoiled rich guy.”
Simmons was referring to San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos, who is leading the effort to get residents to vote “Yes on Measure C.”
“Chargers owner Dean Spanos is brainwashing the public to vote ‘yes’ on Measure C,” Simmons said.
The San Diego Chargers organization had no comment when asked about the HBO video.