Cam Newton shares video of extended conversation with young heckler from viral video, thoughts on situation
Cam Newton was the talk of Twitter on Sunday as a TikTok video of a young 7-on-7 football player heckling the former Auburn QB as “soon-to-be poor” made the rounds. Now, Newton is speaking out on social media.
Newton used his Instagram account to post a video of an extended conversation with the young football player as well as a lengthy note – written Newton style – sharing his thoughts on the situation.
Sports Illustrated tweeted the video Newton posted:
Cam had a conversation with the player at his camp who was chirping at him earlier in the day
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 22, 2021
For those who don’t like reading Newton’s alternative keyboard alphabet, here’s what he wrote:
“What you didn’t see. I see there a lot of things festering out there that I see have took place over the weekend… To the natural eye you see me asking the young man ‘Where is your dad at?’ But to me, talking to a child with everyone looking does me no good! So instead of speaking or going back and forth with a child, I wanted to have a man to man conversation with his father!
“People often forget as athletes that are often seen on TV, loved by most, hated by some, people often forget we are real dads, real friends, real brothers, real sons, real human beings, etc! With that being said, when I attend tournaments all across the country with my all-star team, @camnewton7v7, I have given my time, my energy, and my expertise to these kids coming into our program for over 11 years and that is not what people want to hear or even want to see…
“People want to see me arguing with another man and to see my get in my feelings… But the truth is this, I impact kids’ lives in a positive way, make no mistake about it. I allow kids to realize their ‘out,’ by using their football talents to get them to the next level and in most cases… out of the hood! So with that being said, have yourself an unbelievable rest of your day!”
[H/T The Spun]