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The LA Chargers Used 'The Sims' To Release Their Schedule—And Epically Dragged Chiefs Kicker

The Chargers released their upcoming NFL regular season schedule using 'The Sims'-style animation to drag their competitors—and they didn't hold back on Harrison Butker after his misogynistic graduation speech.

Harrison Butker; Screen shot from the Chargers' "Sims"-themed schedule release video
Cooper Neill/Getty Images, Los Angeles Chargers

The LA Chargers epically trolled Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker with a new season schedule video featuring a Sims-themed depiction of him as a homemaker.

The mockery of the three-time Super Bowl champ was in response to his misogynistic commencement address at the devout Catholic Benedictine College graduation ceremony where he suggested that a woman's place was at home in the kitchen.

The Chargers' social media team is notoriously brazen for their schedule release videos, where they take aim at opponents, and this year's video released on Wednesday was no exception.

This year, the Chargers went all out for the schedule release video with a world based on The Sims, which is a popular lifestyle simulation video game that may or may not get a Margot Robbie movie adaptation.

"Should we REALLY make our schedule release video in the sims?" the Chargers' teased on X (formerly Twitter).

The word "Yes" was used repeatedly to form a graphic in the shape of the word, "No", meaning they were moving forward regardless.

Here is the video introducing the team lineup through the lens of The Sims.

But what caught the attention of sports fans was the sidebar video during the credit sequence showing the 18-week schedule list.

At the video's 2:55 mark, a Sims version of Butker in his red No. 7 jersey was spotted doing household chores like baking pizza and arranging flowers.

You can watch that part here.

The short segment was a direct dig at Butker following his controversial graduation speech where he said that a woman's "most important title of all" was a homemaker.

He went on to assume:

"Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world."

His opinion failed to land online since many couples can't relate to his privileged lifestyle.

Social media users who picked up on the jab had plenty to say about the beleaguered kicker.



The Chargers were given extra props for their trolling efforts.





In addition to his sexist rant in front of graduates, Butker denounced Democratic President Joe Biden's pandemic policies, made transphobic remarks, and told LGBTQ+ graduates they shouldn't feel Pride, which he referred to as "dangerous gender ideologies."

The Chiefs did not respond to Butker's comments, but NFL senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer Jonathan Beane acknowledged in a statement to People magazine:

"Harrison Butker gave a speech in his personal capacity."
"His views are not those of the NFL as an organization. The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger."

Butker wasn't the only Chiefs player targeted by LA's social media team.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was ribbed for a 2011 tweet about a squirrel. He was also ribbed for his elevated social media presence for being Taylor Swift's main man in a vignette where he runs off with her on a private jet.

The Chiefs and Chargers will first meet in Week 4 in Los Angeles on September 29 at Sofi Stadium and again in Week 14 on December 8 at Geha Field at Arrowhead Stadium.