Looks like those emails referring to Charlotte's football venue as "Panthers Stadium" may not have been a fluke.
In an interview with CNN, Los Angeles mayor and Democratic National Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa stumbled a bit when asked by CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin about the reports of referring to Bank of America Stadium by another name. Villaraigosa is in Tampa this week to provide a counterpoint to the Republican convention.
"Do you have a problem with a big-bank sponsor?" Baldwin asked him.
Villaraigosa said he didn't, but noted that the Panthers do play there and that they're a "great football team." (He a fan?)
"I'm just calling it the football stadium," he said. He also said the convention is proud to be in Charlotte and in North Carolina.
The video was posted to YouTube by a Republican organization, but you can verify its context by reading a transcript provided by CNN itself.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Posted by Andrew Dunn at 9:28 AM