Cam Newton’s politically correct response to Colin Kaepernick’s on-field activism is not sitting well with folks on Twitter. Cam was asked about his peer’s decisions to sit for the National Anthem during football games and offered up this response to ESPN:
“You know, a lot of scrutiny happens when athletes start talking about, you know, race, but the truth of the matter is we gotta do right by each other. No matter what color we are … Who am I to say, ‘Colin, you’re wrong?’ And who am I to say, ‘Bro, you’re right?’ Because we all, you know, we all have the right to think whatever we wanna think. And I respect that by everybody,” Cam said.
Colin has refused to stand during the National Anthem for the San Francisco 49ers’ past three pre-season football games. The quarterback says he’s refusing to stand because he doesn’t believe he should celebrate a country that oppresses people of color. The bold move has been lauded by many and slammed by others.
Cam’s take has managed to be as divisive, pacifying those who believe racism doesn’t exist and infuriating those who recognize the problem. Some of those folks took to Twitter to bash Cam over his words, with many leaning on comic relief as a way of dealing with their disappointment in the dabbing athlete.
Cam Newton clumsily talking about race while not trying to offend anyone. pic.twitter.com/UpCjTmzlKh
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) September 1, 2016
Cam Newton doesnt want to mess up his Nickelodeon check.
— Lazer Gun Carrier (@branfire) September 2, 2016
quietly, the biggest loser in anthemgate? cam newton, whose answers placate those who’ll always hate him and infuriate those who loved him.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) September 2, 2016
White people after Cam Newton said “We’re all the same color.” pic.twitter.com/kRV0ncP2VZ
— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) September 1, 2016
Meanwhile, Cam Newton is completing his transformation. He’s almost reached his final form. pic.twitter.com/R7rPcgJZV2
— King Toph (@xt04) September 1, 2016
Fuck Cam Newton Uncle Tom ass. oml I will never cheer for that pussy again oml
— Shon Layson (@S_Layson) September 2, 2016
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