A few disturbed football fans declare on social media that they want to do worse to Ric Flair than a figure-four leg lock.
Carolina Panthers fans have reportedly issued death threats against professional wrestler Ric Flair for the pep talk he delivered to the San Francisco ’49ers in anticipation of last Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
The charismatic Flair, who calls Charlotte home, has no plans for a motivational-speaking sequel to amp up San Francisco for their clash with Carolina. But this hasn’t mitigated the sense of betrayal some Panthers fans feel. According to Flair, he received death threats on social media for his speech to the ’49ers. He know plays a familar role even in his hometown: villain.
The Nature Boy’s colorful pep talk went viral on YouTube over weekend. With many experts calling the ’49ers the NFL’s team-to-beat after their convincing win over the Packers, Carolina faces a difficult challenge on Sunday. But as Ric Flair might tell the Panthers if his hometown team had invited him to address them, “To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best.”
Needless to say, Flair won’t be sitting in Bank of America Stadium come Sunday. “What can I say?” Flair reasoned. “I’ve always been a very good heel!”