The owner of the Carolina Panthers throws a beverage into the opposing team’s section while experiencing a defeat against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Panthers owner David Tepper threw his drink at the crowd during Carolina’s 26-0 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday.

Tepper’s reaction came after rookie Bryce Young was intercepted with less than three minutes left to play. It’s unclear if Tepper was reacting to something said to him or the team’s latest mistake.

General manager Scott Fitterer was nearby when Tepper threw his drink while watching the game from a club suite.

The Panthers (2-14) fell to 0-9 on the road and were shut out for the first time since losing to Atlanta in Week 12 in 2002. They also secured the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft in April, which will go to Chicago.

In this game, nothing went right for Carolina. If Jacksonville had not struggled in the red zone, the outcome would have been even more one-sided.

Bryce Young completed 19 of 32 passes for 112 yards, with an interception, and was sacked six times. He has now been sacked a total of 59 times.

“Yeah, not fun. Not fun at all,” Young said. “It’s on us. It’s what we put out. It’s our tape. It’s what we did. We own it, accept it. It is what it is, but it’s not fun.”

Carolina faced issues even before the coin flip. Kicker Eddy Pineiro injured his right hamstring before the game and could not play. Kamu Grugier-Hill, the starting linebacker, handled the opening kickoff, and the interim coach, Chris Tabor, decided to go for it on a fourth-and-7 play instead of attempting a field goal on the team’s opening drive.

Young was sacked and took a hit to his back. He spent several minutes being checked on the sideline but returned in time for the next series.

“Obviously, when you only have one kicker from your 48, that’s a tough situation,” Tabor said.

Cornerback Jaycee Horn was also unable to play due to a toe injury. Shaquill Griffin took his place in the starting lineup.

The Panthers finished with 124 yards, converted only 1 of 13 third downs, and had defensive lineman Derrick Brown and Jacksonville left tackle Cam Robinson ejected for fighting in the fourth quarter.

“Missed opportunities. Lack of execution from top to bottom,” Young said. “There’s a long list of things I need to do better, and as an offense, we all take responsibility. ‘Disconnected’ is a good word to describe it.

Just wasn’t executing, wasn’t translating, and that’s on me as far as the offense goes.”

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