What's buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Shutdown Corner

Ric Flair receives death threats from hometown Panthers fans after firing up 49ers

Last Saturday night prior to the San Francisco-Green Bay game, wrestling legend Ric Flair made the trek to frozen Appleton, Wisconsin to light a fire under the frozen tails of the 49ers. Here's some video:

Fun, right? Productive, right? (San Fran did win, after all.) Harmless, right? Not according to some psychopathic fans of the Carolina Panthers, San Francisco's next opponent. See, Flair makes his home in Charlotte, and some Panthers fans didn't take kindly to him consorting with the enemy.

"We know fans are passionate about their teams, but some of the choice language we have been receiving is scaring off our interns," said Melinda Morris Zanoni, Flair's agent.

"What can I say?" Flair said through his publicist. "I've always been a very good heel!" Just to be safe, though, he won't be attending Sunday's game. The line between wrestling and reality is often a little too blurry for some to see well.

In other words, if you're a Panthers fan firing death threats at a professional wrestler because he said some kind words about another football team, it's really time to reconsider your life choices. You're making everybody else look bad.

____

Jay Busbee is a contributor for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter.

View Comments (49)