Fayetteville vet receives replacement Packers banner

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
A UPS store printed a new banner for Mike Dobs
A UPS store printed a new banner for Mike Dobs

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- A Fayetteville man who had his Green Bay Packers banner swiped by Cam Newton during Sunday's game just received two brand new ones.

Mike Dobs is a retired Command Sergeant Major and Wisconsin native living in Fayetteville. Sunday was the Salute to Service game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, where the undefeated Panthers took on the Dobs's team, the Green Bay Packers.

Dobs brought his prized-possession to the game - a giant banner with a green sketch of the state of North Carolina. The Packers tribute reads 'North Carolina Cheesehead,' and is stamped with a G in the middle of the state.

"He ran toward us and we were like 'Yeah, Cam!" and then he ripped the banner out of our hands," Dobs said. "Everyone, Panther(s) and Packer fans, were shocked and we said 'Okay, it had to be a joke,' but then he didn't come back."

Army veteran Mike Dobs plans to file charges, since the Green Bay fan asked permission in advance to bring his banner to the game.

A Fayetteville man who was also in Dobs's army unit made a new banner, and shared the picture of the new banner with ABC11.

That banner is now on its way to Wisconsin after the story grabbed the Packers' attention. The players plan to sign it and return it to Dobs.

Watch: Full interview with Mike Dobs

Dobs also just received a replacement banner from the Carolina Panthers and spent the morning putting it up on his wall.

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