Cam Newton Petition: Bitter Seahawks Fans Want ‘Arrogant’ QB Banned From CenturyLink Field

First, there were letters from Cam Newton dissenters on his “C” for “classless” persona. Now, another puts the so-called “open-letter” to shame: Bitter Seattle Seahawks fans — fiercely anti-Newtonian — are petitioning the NFL franchise to ban Cam from CenturyLink Field in the future, according to Sporting News.

Don’t adjust your screen resolution — your aging Macintosh desktop is working just fine. A Cam Newton petition is in effect, and it’s taking on a life of its own in the social media sphere.

In a “perfect” world, Cam’s meteoric success would be hailed on its merits. In reality, non-Panthers Nation fans take no pleasure in watching Newton’s Carolina team make mincemeat out of their teams with ease. Worse, the sight of Cam Newton taking victory laps and “dabbing” after dismantling an opposing team — on their home field — is frustrating, and one fan wants a stop to his antics.

Andrew Tilton started the petition on It began with one inscription, and as of this writing, the “Ban Cam Newton From Century link field (Ban The CAM)” online protest has 1,088 of the required 1,500 signatures needed to prompt a response.

“Cam Newton is one of the most unprofessional, unsportsmanlike individual on the face of the planet. So I say for the 2016-2017 when the Panthers come to play in Seattle he should be banned from entering the stadium. This should teach him to put his arrogance in check!!”

Seahawks fans ought to know better. Who can forget Richard Sherman’s post-game interview with Erin Andrews when the star cornerback ripped Oakland Raiders wide receiver, Michael Crabtree? Then, his harsh and braggadocious diatribe was simply Richard “venting,” and getting a few things off his chest. Seattle fans said he was merely “expressing himself.”

However, when Cam dabs, he is a “thug” and being “disrespectful.” Imagine that?

Arguably, there are no requirements for an athlete to be a nice person with “class” and “distinction” before joining a team, starting or even getting a nod to the Hall of Fame. For instance, in his heyday with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan was — and still is — among the biggest trash-talkers in all of professional sports. Nonetheless, it didn’t bar him from being receiving accolades as the GOAT in the NBA.

Cam Newton
Cam Newton aka “Superman,” won’t likely let a petition to ban him from Seattle’s stadium derail his hopes for Super Bowl 50. [Image by AP Photo/Stephen Brashear]
The point here is pro athletes are chosen for their talents and abilities to drive team success. The difference-makers often go hard and leave everything thing on the field — win, lose or draw. Some even wear their emotions on their sleeves. And yes, part of the celebration doesn’t always come off as congenial and in good taste.

Sure, Cam can skate along a fine line of hospitality at times, but it’s just Newton doing what he’s beloved for in Carolina; fans there wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s the beauty and mystique of sports and only those who’ve ever played understand.

Notwithstanding his on-field antics may not be good looks at times, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback’s charitable work in his community cannot be denied. In addition to gifting kids balls after every Panthers’ touchdown, the Cam Newton Foundation (CNF) addresses the needs of children from educational and social perspectives.

In short, the angry fans that signed the petition to ban Cam from CenturyLink turn a blind eye to the good he does in the support of others. Surely, the positive outweighs his occasional “unsportsmanlike” conduct at times.

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