Aug 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; A Carolina Panthers flag is ran across the field after a score during the second half against the Chicago Bears. The Panthers defeated the Bears 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Ric Flair received death threats from Carolina Panthers fans, won’t attend playoff game


Ric Flair has received death threats from Carolina Panthers fans and will not attend the playoff game on Sunday between the No. 2 seed Panthers and the San Francisco 49ers who received a pep talk from the legendary wrestler last weekend, according to NESN.

Flair has even given a pep talk to the Panthers earlier this season when the Panthers beat the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, but the wrestler who lives in Charlotte, N.C., will not be taking in the game in Bank Of America Stadium on Sunday in a rematch of the two who met in the regular season, won by Carolina.

Panthers receiver Steve Smith criticized the former WWE superstar about his bandwagon jumping, according to NESN saying that Flair “burned a bridge” with the team by giving the 49ers a pep talk before their game in Green Bay last weekend.”

“What can I say? I’ve always been a very good heel!” Flair said.

64-year-old wrestlers receiving death threats from football-crazed fans sounds so crazy that it could be a storyline for the next pay-per-view wrestling event.

Tags: Carolina Panthers Ric Flair San Fransisco 49ers WWE

  • ahrcshaw

    “IF” If this is true and Ric Flair is receiving a death threat I think its the worst thing that can happen to the Panther Fan base. In comments I have made I have called out Ric Flair, but I did so in the same lite as Smitty as a traitor to the Panthers in a SPORTMAN’S LIKE WAY. I even jokingly suggested Mr Richardson invite Ric to watch the game in his private booth so he can rib him. Just because Ric went to Wisc to support or praise the 49ers if far from not being a Panther fan and it is wrong. Go Panthers and pound those 49ers.