Former Panthers coach Ron Rivera gets dose of support during cancer battle

Former Panthers coach Ron Rivera gets dose of support during cancer battle

WASHINGTON — The Washington Football Team’s Ron Rivera got a dose of support for his cancer battle during Saturday’s game, USA Today reported.

There weren’t any fans at the stadium during the game against the Baltimore Ravens. Instead, there was an entire section of the stadium filled with cardboard cutouts of Rivera’s friends and family.

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“It shows that you’re not doing this by yourself. That there’s a whole bunch of people helping you do this," Rivera said.

Rivera is currently battling skin cancer and missed a few practices this week due to that.

Some of the former players were also among the cutouts, including Greg Olsen, Luke Kuechly and Steve Smith, who Rivera coached while he was with the Carolina Panthers.

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