Ric Flair quipped “What can I say? I’ve always been a very good heel!” while his publicist announced that the professional wrestler has received death threats from fans of the Carolina Panthers following a motivational speech to the San Francisco 49ers a week ago.
The following statement was released on Facebook by his publicist:
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 Morris Zanoni, Flair’s agent at Legacy Talent and Entertainment.
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Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith recently said that Flair had burned his San Francisco bridge to the Panthers.