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Ric Flair will not be at the Panthers-49ers playoff game on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte…Flair has stirred up a full hornet’s nest in Charlotte after joining the San Francisco team and giving them a pep talk prior to their game last week at Green Bay, a game that the 49ers went on to win, after that pep talk from the ‘Nature Boy’….Flair has turned and he has sided with the 49ers, but he will not make an appearance at the Bank of America Stadium tomorrow….Many say Flair is afraid, there have been numerous death threats made against him this past week, after the move he made to the San Fran camp last weekend….It has been noted that Flair has 32,000 dollars worth of outstanding debts out against him in Mecklenburg County and there is a warrant for his arrest, if he sets foot in Mecklenburg County or if he is seen in Charlotte, he will be locked up and thrown into jail…Many are not surprised by Flair’s recent moves, since he has always referred to himself as the ‘dirtiest player in the game’ and that title may fit him well now after his recent turn on his former hometown team….Right now Flair is a man without a home and if the Panthers win, he may be out on to the ‘Streets of San Francisco’ come Monday morning….Karl Malden, Michael Douglas and Ric Flair, now there is a real team for you….’The Streets of San Francisco’ and Mr. Flair may have to move there, because in one way he is not wanted in Charlotte, but in any another way, he is a ‘Wanted Man’ in Mecklenburg County…You hate to see it all end this way for Ric Flair, but in many ways, he is ‘A Man Without A Country’……Traitor, Trader, that’s him any way you slice it……
Statement from the entertainment company representing Ric Flair…….
“When the 49ers reached out and WWE asked Ric Flair to jet up there(to Green Bay, Wisconsin), 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(or maybe was) 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.
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