VIRAL VIDEO: Kid breaks down hearing Panthers' Smith cut
Gavin loses it upon hearing the news that Steve Smith will no longer play for the Panthers. (Source: YouTube via Matt Simone)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Fans from across the Carolinas are still trying to think of what it will be like moving forward without #89 out on the field. For some fans the news of Steve Smith's release from the Carolina Panthers was too much.
In the YouTube video a young boy, Gavin, is given the news from his father that he will "no longer be able to cheer for Steve Smith." At first anger, then comes the tantrum.
The boy's sister handled the news much better, happily saying that she would cheer for other players like Luke Kuechly and Cam Newton.
Whichever way you cut it, the Carolina Panthers will have a new look for next year. On the second day of free agency in the NFL, receiver Steve Smith, corner Captain Munnerlyn, and receiver/return man Ted Ginn Jr. all said goodbye to the Panthers.
Munnerlyn reportedly signed a 3 year $15 million dollar deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Ginn was signed by the Arizona Cardinals for the next three years the team announced Thursday.