Wrestler Ric Flair fires up Carolina Panthers' fans

Wrestler Ric Flair attends the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe, Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in New York. (Charles Sykes)

January 9, 2014 5:54:23 PM PST
It's the "woo" that rocked Charlotte.

Wrestler Ric Flair is at the center of controversy almost week after a video surfaced of him in Green Bay last weekend giving an animated pep talk in the San Francisco 49ers locker room.

Many Panthers' fans are calling the wrestler, who has called Charlotte home for years, a traitor. Some have even sent him death threats.

As for this weekend's big match-up in Charlotte between the Panthers and 49ers, Flair says he will not be attending the game.

Panthers' wide receiver Steve Smith said Flair burned bridges by speaking to the 49ers.

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