Publicist: Ric Flair has gotten death threats since 49ers pep talk

Ric Flair (Photo courtesy: Legacy Talent and Entertainment)
Ric Flair (Photo courtesy: Legacy Talent and Entertainment)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It was the "wooo" heard around the Carolinas and once again former wrestler Ric Flair is making waves.

This past weekend, Flair went to Green Bay, WI to give the San Francisco 49ers an unexpected locker room pep talk during their playoff game against the Green Bay Packers.

The move caused quite a stir in the Carolinas, where the Nature Boy calls home and has been to many Carolina Panthers games.

"When the 49ers reached out and WWE asked Ric to jet up there, 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 with the Panthers, Packers, and many other NFL players."

The 49er pep talk went viral, caused many Carolina fans to voice their feelings of anger and betrayal on social media.

Zanoni says Flair even received some death threats after the game.

"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.

Zanoni says Flair 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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