Cam Newton is entertaining to watch. Maybe not to everybody. The Titans weren’t amused at all from Newton’s touchdown celebration. It caused a scuffle, one of many scuffles you may see over the course of any physical football game. There was a lot of speculation over the reason Cam was called a “thug.” Celebrating in the end zone is perfectly fine despite the bitter defense that would prefer a bit more sportsmanship, it’s all fun and games. And if you just don’t want to see it at all, you should just take Newton’s advice, “Don’t let me score.”
The picture above is a popular dance move called the “dab.” The big question and conflict regarding this is the “thug” image people are quick to uphold against someone of color. We tend to see people like Mike DeVito given the benefit of the doubt, I mean he’s just doing a harmless dance right? To call someone a “thug” runs deeper than its actual definition. Cam was already black enough to fit the role. But what do these judgments of Cam actually say about the character of the people who have the audacity to label him as such? The Panthers are 9-0 and a black QB is literally leading them every step of the way. That’s not something you see everyday. Cam Newton has faced a lot of criticism his whole career dating back to his Florida days. As much as Tom Brady or even Aaron Rodgers are given a lot of credit for their quarterbacking skills Cam has been more criticized than anything.
He is literally a dual threat. Take a look for yourself here. He’s on pace to hold many, and I mean many rushing records. Let’s not stop there the guy can pass as well. Let’s not forget he broke Peyton Manning’s record of most passing yards in their first 2 seasons. He has overcome a lot in his life and is truly a humble guy who has made his share of mistakes. Check out a highlight video below just in case you forgot.