I’m sure by now everyone knows that many people (even ones that are reading this right now) don’t like Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for all kind of reasons. They don’t appreciate his dancing, his celebrations, his way of life. But the answer to why people don’t like Cam Newton could be bigger than football.
During the Panthers first press conference as the preparation for Super Bowl 50 starts, Cam was asked why he thinks people don’t like him and his response is well, sadly, accurate:
“I think it’s a trick question,” he said, “because if I answer truthfully, it’s going to be, ‘Oh, he’s this, that…’ But I’m going to say it anyway. I don’t think people have seen what I am or what I’m trying to do, and I said that prior to me being in this situation. But when I said it then, ‘Oh, he’s immature, he’s young, he’s this, that, and the third.’ I felt a certain type of way then, I feel the same type of way now. The only thing that has changed is that we’re winning. I said since day one, I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen nothing that they can compare me to.”