Cam Newton is an NFL superstar, the 2015 MVP, and normally an all-around good guy. However, like many of his peers in the No Fun League, Newton has protested against President Trump.
Newton might not have kneeled, but he did raise the black power fist this past Sunday.
“I did it to raise – to show black pride because I am an African-American…”
Cam Newton in what he confirmed was a “Black Power” fist. pic.twitter.com/qbXpnoDX58
— Carolina Blitz (@VashtiHurt) October 1, 2017
From New York Times:
LATER, IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF A CLOSE GAME, NEWTON PUSHED AND BULLED HIS WAY INTO THE END ZONE, THEN LEAPT TO HIS FEET, BOWED HIS HEAD TO HIS CHEST AND RAISED A CLENCHED LEFT FIST ABOVE HIS HEAD, AN ECHO OF THE BLACK PRIDE SALUTES THAT EMERGED IN THE 1960S.
“IT WAS TO SIGNIFY BLACK POWER,” NEWTON SAID AFTER THE GAME, “BUT MORE IMPORTANT, I PRAY EVERY NIGHT FOR GOD TO GIVE ME A PINNACLE TO GIVE PEOPLE HOPE.”
As if that weren’t bad enough, Newton yesterday made a sexist comment toward a female reporter (watch below)…
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is facing criticism this morning for what some are calling sexist comments he made to a female reporter pic.twitter.com/gbpU4LxWxi
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 5, 2017
Today, Newton has lost his lucrative Dannon yogurt endorsement, per Bleacher Report:
Statement from Dannon, the maker of Oikos, on Cam Newton and why the company is breaking ties with the Panthers… https://t.co/Q4eG28wpeI
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) October 5, 2017
Yikes! Newton has now been exposed as a racist AND a sexist. What a combo.
Do you think Dannon made the right call? Let us know in the comment section…
Source: Liberty Writers