Proudly African-American, Cam Newton sets the stakes right for the Caroline Panthers.
Football in the States is the most popular sport and is mostly Black dominated. But funny enough this game is guarded by standards created by whites, making most black players feel subdued publicly, all in an aim to avoid the spotlight.
Proudly, the Caroline Panthers haven’t bowed down, but raised very high their shoulders as they celebrate with their stunning 15-1 regular season record, as well as a Super Bowl appearance since 2004.
The panthers have done it all, talked loudly, danced and celebrated in grand loud style.
Very significantly, they amaze everyone with how they embrace, demonstrate and exude aspects of being proud Black athletes.
Cam Newton, intelligent team leader and inspirational soon-to-be MVP, captains his fellow Black athletes and frankly speaks his mind, a quality that makes him one of NFL’s most unique quarterbacks ever.
“I’m an African-American quarterback,” Newton recently said. “That might scare some people. Because my skill set isn’t like anybody else.”
The 26-year-old quarterback has decided to not hide his charisma on and off the field.
Newton decided that no one was going to dictate his happiness or how he expresses his joy after a first down or a touchdown.
There is more to being Black and an athlete and maybe other athletes should emulate Newton and proudly be Black.