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Sports teams in the Carolinas show Panthers support using #OneCarolina

Carolina Panthers celebrate on the sidelines.
Carolina Panthers celebrate on the sidelines. The Charlotte Observer

Professional, semi-professional and university sports teams across the North and South Carolina are jumping in on a social media movement to show support for the Carolina Panthers ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in Charlotte.

Dozens of teams used the hashtag #OneCarolina throughout the day Saturday on Twitter –including Wake Forest, N.C. State, Davidson, The Citadel, Furman, the Durham Bulls and the Charlotte Hounds, among many others.

Fans have started using the hashtag in support, too.

For each post, each team posted a customized banner with its logo or mascot against an image of the Panthers in the background and the words “One Carolina” in the center.

The campaign caught on on Instagram, too, and had generated nearly 600 posts by Saturday night.

N.C. State didn’t join in at first. It posted and later deleted a Tweet that said: “We’ve got #PackPros on both sides! We want to stay neutral for our guys.”

The Panthers play the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at 6:40 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium. This is the first time the team has hosted a home NFC Championship game. Katherine Peralta