Panthers rookie Daryl Worley had a relatively quiet night against the Redskins Monday. Panthers rookie Daryl Worley's cleats, however, most certainly did not.
According to some photos that made their way around social media before and after Carolina's victory, Worley wore multiple pairs of shoes featuring references to Batman. Batman, of course, just so happens to be someone Josh Norman has shown an affinity for in the past, often calling himself "The Dark Knight." (Worley, for the record, is a huge fan, too).
Here's one set, which features the phrase, "Will the real Batman please stand up?":
A review of photos taken during the matchup make it seem as if Worley rocked the first pair after kickoff, and the second pair in warm ups. He was asked about his footwear after the final whistle, and despite the fact that his choices came off as an obvious shot at the ex-Panther who he's largely been tasked with replacing, he opted not to escalate things any further.
Daryl Worley said he wore those Batman cleats tonight with Josh Norman in mind. "All fun and games. Nothing but love and respect for Josh."— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) December 20, 2016
To wrap things up, it bears mentioning that Worley didn't confine those "fun and games" to just the field. He also jabbed Norman with this tweet, which partially quotes a lyric from rap song "I Got the Keys," in which Jay Z raps, "I perform like Josh Norman, I ain't normal."
"i perform like..." 😂 pic.twitter.com/MfTzPvxdiA— Daryl Worley (@dworley7) December 19, 2016
Kids have no respect for their elders these days, huh?