cam newton black power touchdown
Cam Newton Black Power Touchdown
Yes we are back with letting our fans voice their opinion on what happened a few days ago. Now I have to say that what he said to the reporter was not a big deal and I have no idea why the media (people like us) are blowing this out of proportion. He said it in a joking mood and not to mention he did not belittle the reporter. It is sad that we live in a day and age where every word or phrase can hurt someone’s feelings. OH WELL!! Now it is also said that he lost a sponsor which has us thinking did he lose the sponsor due to the remarks he made about the reporter or this!!
After Cam Newton scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Patriots, the Panthers quarterback stood with a raised fist in the end zone.
Newton, who stood during the national anthem before the game, said Wednesday he might have some sort of protest in the wake of President Donald Trump’s divisive comments last weekend.
— NFL (@NFL) October 1, 2017
Newton’s touchdown gave Carolina a 30-16 lead early in the fourth quarter and the Panthers held on for a 33-30 victory. Newton, who threw for 316 yards and three scores while rushing for 44 yards and the 7-yard touchdown, explained his touchdown celebration following the game.
“It was to signify Black Power, but more importantly, I pray every night for God to give me a pinnacle to give people hope,” Newton said. “I did it to raise — to show Black Pride because I am an African American, but more or less, I want all people just to see when I play, I want them to see the joy that I go out there and play with.
“Win lose or draw, it was a great win for us today. I just hope that I put a lot, or not I, we as a team put a lot of smiles on the beautiful people of the Carolinas.”
Trump said during a Sept. 22 speech in Alabama that any player who kneels during the national anthem is a “son of a bitch” who should be fired. He followed up that comments with a series of tweets over the weekend. That prompted NFL teams to display solidarity league-wide with teams kneeling either before or during the anthem. Kneeling during the anthem was a protest started last year by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who wanted to bring awareness to police brutality against people of color and other racial injustices.
While speaking with the media on Wednesday, Newton referred to Kaepernick as a “legend.”
“We cannot forget the fact that sports as a whole bring people together,” Newton said Sunday. “For the two hours, three hours, whenever a time that a sporting event is on or your team is playing, we know that a lot of people from different shapes, colors, creeds, ethnicities, and cultures come together. At that moment, they’re rooting for the same thing.
“We try to unify people with that, and that’s all it is. Unity is something that’s going to cure a bad mentality in this country, and I feel as if we all stick together, if we all come together and listen, hear, speak, we can better help the situation. Because a lot of situations that are going on right now in our country are trying to cause division. We get nowhere divided.
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