Social media defends Cam Newton after he's heckled by teen at football tournament
A young attendee of the NFA 7v7 East Regional boldly taunted Cam Newton to his face saying the NFL quarterback is about to be “poor” because he’s likely heading to free agency.
Justin Ramos shared the TikTok clip.
Cam got a little triggered 👀 pic.twitter.com/D7MZkLdorg
— Justin Ramos (@patriotsnews247) February 21, 2021
The Sports Twitter community is defending Newton, ridiculing the teenager’s attack on the former Auburn standout. Here’s a small sample of the social reaction:
Imagine getting close enough to talk to Cam Newton at a football camp and you squander it like this https://t.co/bDMOQj6NJY
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) February 21, 2021
Cam should’ve asked him to leave. Kid thinks he’s being funny, cute, but he’s being super disrespectful. This isn’t the 1st time kid has gotten outta pocket with an adult. Remember our parents would say behave be respectful when dropping us off somewhere. I miss that. SAD pic.twitter.com/dKE0pzgnAv
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) February 21, 2021
Cam Newton a legend. This lil jit need to be put in place. A grown man he talking to https://t.co/FdvUILJdnV
— JBreezyii (@Gatah445) February 21, 2021
You’re really going to go after Cam Newton like this?!?? People would dream to have the career he has and all you want to do is call him a ‘Free Agent?’ Foh. https://t.co/VuHSmDDWB4
— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) February 21, 2021
Cam Newton is a legend to the game of football and has more talent in his pinky than this kid will ever have. https://t.co/s9JVEKulNM
— Ramey (@HoodieRamey) February 21, 2021
Responses like the ones above prompted a clever use of an “Uncut Gems” screencap meme:
am i seeing cam newton praise today??? pic.twitter.com/y1ilmvUiJ2
— Boomin⛩ (@NoahC_5) February 21, 2021
As far as the “poor” taunt, AL.com’s Mark Inabinnet points out that only 14 players in NFL history have been paid more for playing football than Newton.