Random rivalry brewing between fans of Vikings and AFC West team

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During the last few days, trash talk has been thrown back and forth between the fan bases of the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers.

Following the conclusion of the 2020 season, the NFL decided to give their Offensive Rookie of the Year award to Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert instead of Minnesota Vikings first-year wide receiver Justin Jefferson.

Ever since then, there has been a bit of back-and-forth banter going on between the fan bases of both the Vikings and Chargers.

Well, on Saturday, this random rivalry ramped up into hyperdrive when Minnesota’s official Twitter account replied to a tweet from a Los Angeles fan saying Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is better than Jefferson.

Minnesota Vikings fans and Los Angeles Chargers fans building a rivalry before next season’s matchup

There is really no reason for fans of the Vikings and Chargers to dislike each other. Each team is in a separate conference and they’ve only faced off 13 times during the regular season.

However, Herbert getting the Rookie of the Year award rubbed some Minnesota fans the wrong way and Saturday’s events just added fuel to the fire.

After the reply left by the Vikings official Twitter account on Saturday, Los Angeles’ official Twitter got involved in the conversation as well.

Chargers fans then attempted to talk trash with Minnesota fans, but it didn’t work out very well for them.

Despite the fact that the Vikings took on the Chargers just two years ago, the two teams are set to face off during the upcoming season thanks to the NFL adding a 17th game to everyone’s schedule.

Minnesota will travel to Los Angeles in Week 10 for a matchup in the middle of November that should be pretty competitive. Both teams are expected to improve upon their performance last season and there’s a good chance that both could earn a spot in the 2021 playoffs.

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One thing that we can guarantee is that whoever comes out of the Week 10 game with a win, that team’s fan base isn’t going to be quiet about it.