Cam Newton’s Comments To A Female Reporter Weren’t Sexist At All
The internet is erupting with fire after comments Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made during a Wednesday press conference.
“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes, like … it’s funny,” Newton responded when asked by a female reporter about the physicality Devin Funchess experiences during his routes.
Panthers QB Cam Newton is under fire for a sexist remark to a female reporter at a press conference on Wednesdaypic.twitter.com/Mev73lfgay
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 4, 2017
The reactions came quick and they weren’t good.
People like Cam Newton are exactly why I do what I do.
— Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) October 4, 2017
Better get used to it, Cam Newton. We “females” are not going anywhere. We love football, KNOW football, enjoy talking about football.
— Amy Lawrence (@ALawRadio) October 4, 2017
I know far too many women who can and do talk circles around men when it comes to sports, and not just football.
My respect level for Cam Newton is officially at -100 below zero.
Grow up, son.
— Patrik Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) October 4, 2017
You know what was really funny? Watching Cam Newton lose the Super Bowl. https://t.co/ZlKSH2eHjs
— VF Castro (@TheVFCastro) October 4, 2017
How is what he said sexist at all? The guy has to listen to his alpha-male coaches talk about routes, breaks, anticipation, reads and leading the receiver every single day of the season. And remember, it’s not a conversation during practice. It’s usually the coaches yelling all over the field.
He then gets asked a very reasonable question by somebody he’s not used to discussing the topic with. Of course he finds it humorous. It’s not because he’s sexist. It’s because he’s not used to hearing it.
It’d be similar to if one day my mother came home and started talking about duck blinds and deer stands. Her comments might be legit, but I’d still chuckle a little bit because I wouldn’t be used to her discussing the topic.
Welcome to 2017, where a quarterback in the NFL smiles at a question and gets accused of being sexist.
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