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Carolina Panthers welcome a new fan in a very classy way
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Carolina Panthers welcome a new fan in a very classy way

What do you do when you’re 12 years old, want to become a fan of an NFL team, but live in Oklahoma?

Hopefully you’d fight the urge to do the obvious and become a Dallas Cowboys fan, but that’s beside the point.

That was exactly the situation facing Cade Pope. What he did was pretty creative.

The 12-year-old penned letters to each of the 32 NFL franchises asking why he should be a fan of them.

One team wrote back.

KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson responded with a hand-written note that read:

“Cade, we would be honored if our Carolina Panthers became your team. We would make you proud by the classy way we represent you.”

The team also sent Cade a replica helmet signed by All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly.

Well done, Mr. Richardson. And enjoy your fanhood, Cade. It’s a wild ride.

H/T to Bleacher Report and KSLA – Shreveport, LA

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