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Vikings-Panthers game could be moved amid Charlotte protests

A report stated earlier today that the league and the Panthers were considering moving the game due to the violent protests that have developed throughout the city the past few nights, but it doesn't appear that's the case as of now.

Panthers President Danny Morrison released a statement on the current situation.

Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET at Bank of America Stadium.

Editor's Note: We were able to chat with Matthew Stevens of the Panthers Wire on Thursday to discuss Sunday's Vikings vs. Panthers matchup.

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Days of unrest in the North Carolina city have been sparked by the death of Keith Lamond Scott, a 43-year-old black man shot dead by police on Tuesday.

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn before a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium last month. Scott's family said he was unarmed and sitting in his vehicle reading a book while waiting for his son to come home from school. In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Charlotte police insisted that Scott had a gun and was posing an "imminent deadly threat" when officers shot him outside an apartment complex located about 15 minutes from Bank of America Stadium, where the Panthers play. A source confirmed that the gun in the photo was the gun in question. According to CMPD, that person is on life support. Several other people were injured, and police used tear gas to break up the crowd. Area businesses were vandalized with their windows smashed in.

Glass and uprooted plants can be seen on the sidewalk from the protests Wednesday night. "And I say that on one voice and also another voice that when you go public or when things happen in the community, it's not the fact that things are happening, it's the way they are being treated after they happen". Some demonstrators were seen smashing auto windows and causing heavy damage to property.

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