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Flair says he received death threats after 49ers speech



Legacy Talent and Entertainment sent out the following today…

CHARLOTTE, NC – (January 9, 2014) He’s always been the “dirtiest player in the game” – and some things never change.

A long time Carolina Panthers fan, Ric Flair created quite the stir when WWE sent him to Green Bay, WI January 5th to give the San Francisco 49ers an unexpected locker room pep talk. WWE is hosting WrestleMania XXXI in San Francisco in 2015. Now many are asking: Will Flair attend the January 12th playoff game in Carolina as they host San Francisco? And if so, which team will he support?

“When the 49ers reached out and WWE asked Ric to jet up there, of course he said yes,” says Melinda Morris Zanoni, Flair’s agent at Legacy Talent and Entertainment, “and he’s friends with a bunch of the 49ers just like he is with the Panthers, Packers, and many other NFL players. But no, Ric does not intend on attending the Panthers vs. 49ers game this weekend.” “What can I say? I’ve always been a very good heel!” added Flair.

The 49er pep talk, which instantly went viral, caused many Carolina fans to voice their feelings of anger and betrayal on social media – some even offering death threats to Flair. “We know fans are passionate about their teams, but some of the choice language we have been receiving is scaring off our interns,” says Melinda.

For more information on Ric Flair go to www.ricflair.com or follow him on Twitter, @RicFlairNatrBoy. For a list of upcoming public appearances find Ric on Facebook: Ric Flair, The Nature Boy.

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4 Responses

  1. mackdeezy says:

    It seems today’s football fan is either a barbarian or an idiot. Smh. At least there are some good football fans though.

  2. Mr.Raw says:

    it’s a disgrace these day fan’s sending death threats to anyone is a joke and this is not just anyone It’s Ric Flair

  3. Deathedge says:

    I’m ashamed of my fellow Panther fans right now. I’ll admit I was disappointed when he voiced his support for San Fran, and it shocked me a bit as he’s usually supportive of Carolina’s sports team, but sending death threats just isn’t cool. Kudos to Ric for taking it in stride though.

  4. Scott II says:

    Some sports fans need to grow up. If Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, or such names from or associated with Philadelphia gave a pre-game pep speech to another team that would at some point end up playing one of my favorite Philadelphia sports teams, I might joke about them turning on Philly, but I certainly wouldn’t be calling for death threats.

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