You could not simply keep on with the same old ‘Go Group!,’ may you?
Panthers coach Ron Rivera determined to steer the workforce in a “Mr. Richardson” chant following the workforce’s win over the Buccaneers Sunday. The cringeworthy chant got here solely per week after Panthers proprietor Jerry Richardson introduced he’ll promote the workforce on the finish of the season following stories of various sexual harassment allegations made in opposition to him.
“Simply bear in mind guys, that is about workforce. The whole lot we do is about workforce. Most necessary factor is about workforce, okay?”
“Alright, do me a favor, Mr. Richardson on three. One, two three,” Rivera says earlier than your entire workforce exclaims in unison, “Mr. Richardson!”
The video was uploaded to the Panthers’ workforce web site. It has not been eliminated.
Sports activities Illustrated reported final week Richardson has paid off at the least 4 girls to maintain quiet following allegations of office misconduct, together with sexual harassment and utilizing a racial slur.
The 81-year-old proprietor would incessantly make a number of inappropriate feedback directed at feminine staff concerning their look on “Denims Day” each Friday, in response to Sports activities Illustrated. Richardson would “ask girls to show round so he may admire their backsides” earlier than biking by way of one in every of his one-liners:
“Present me the way you wiggle to get these denims up.”
“I wager you needed to lay down in your mattress to suit into these denims.”
“Did you step into these denims or did you must leap into them?”
Richardson additionally paid off one African American worker after utilizing a racial slur, in response to Sports activities Illustrated.
The NFL is presently investigating the matter.
Regardless of the disturbing revelations, Richardson seems to nonetheless have his workforce’s help.
Quarterback Cam Newton beforehand referred to Richardson as a father determine and a job mannequin.
“He is had a father-like function to loads of gamers in that locker room, current and previous,” Newton stated. “For me, I hope issues do not alter my serious about Mr. Richardson. However what I do know, he is given me some issues I’ll endlessly be appreciative of.”
Richardson stated he is not going to start the sale course of till after the season. That course of will now be delayed because the Panthers clinched a playoff berth Sunday.
Music mogul and businessman Sean “Diddy” Combs has already publicly aired his want to purchase the workforce.