Young fan not impressed with Smith leaving the franchise.
Some can’t quite take news as well as others, and this young Carolina Panthers fan was clearly devastated after being informed of the organisation’s decision to release Steve Smith.
While the general consensus is that the Panthers have made the wrong decision to release the 34-year-old, this dad had the unfortunate task of informing his son of the bad news.
Although his daughter appeared to be more optimistic about the franchise’s future with quarterback Cam Newton clearly a popular figure, her older brother wasn’t so interested about the others as Smith’s departure is a painful blow.
According to the Charlotte Observer reporter Scott Fowler, the Panthers have “badly mishandled this situation from both a professional and personal standpoint”, and as Smith was still the team’s best receiver last season it is a puzzling decision to accept to some extent.
Nevertheless, his exit is difficult to accept for this young lad, who appears on the verge of abandoning the Panthers to find a new team, unless his sister and Newton can talk him round…