From the Everything Must Be Racism department, the father of reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton is insinuating that the referees have a double standard in calling penalties when it comes to black quarterbacks. The younger Newton took several controversial hits during Thursday night’s nationally televised 2016 season opener that have many in the sports commentariat asking why the league can’t consistently enforce it’s rules on blows to the head.
With the massive amount of bad public relations that the NFL has received regarding concussions as of late, the lack of flags on Denver Broncos defenders could be considered a legitimate question in and of itself. However, given the current climate of percolating racial animosity in Obamastan there is always someone quick to attribute everything to racism.
According to ESPN “Cecil Newton ‘grossly disturbed’ by hard hits on son, refs’ lack of flags”:
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton didn’t speak out Thursday night after being on the receiving end of several controversial hits in a 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos, but his father was “grossly disturbed” by the officiating crew, some Broncos defenders and the league office.
“It starts with the guys who control the behavior on the field,” Cecil Newton told ESPN on Friday. “I think the culprit is the mere fact that they allowed the game to get out of control. They allowed players to push the envelope to the very edge. That’s my ultimate concern. Whether [league officials] want to go after them or not, fine. But I’m thinking about Cam Newton being healthy today, tomorrow and 25 or 35 years from now.”
Cam Newton, the reigning league MVP, absorbed at least four helmet-to-helmet hits, but only one drew a penalty. At least one hit showed a player launching into the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton, an action that is prohibited by league rules.
“I’m beginning to question the consistency of how games are being called — and who they would call this particular play against versus this particular player,” Newton’s father said. “Was Cam treated differently from other quarterbacks? In this case, yes he was — clearly. Anybody who has followed the game for any length of time and has a working knowledge of how the game is to be played would agree with that statement.
“People throw all these jingles out there about he’s mobile, he’s bigger, he’s more physical. There’s a lot of this and that. At the end of the day, Cam deserves to be protected just like Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins, Andy Dalton, and the list goes on and on.
Other than being starting NFL signal callers Brees, Rodgers, Brady, Tannehill, Cousins and Dalton have another thing in common – they’re all white.
The senior Newton’s comments certainly can’t sit well with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell who is already watching the 2016 NFL season get hijacked by some in order to make a statement about the oppression of blacks in America and institutional racism. This weekend’s slate of games happens to fall on the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and a number of grandstanding idiots who have turned the militant San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest into an opportunity to draw attention to themselves from their peeps could be planning to go rogue. It could get ugly.
The dab-dancing Newton however doesn’t share his flim-flam man daddy’s sentiments – at least not publicly – and the beating he took last night in Denver seems to have provided another lesson in humility after the Broncos delivered their epic beat-down to the Panthers quarterback in February’s Super Bowl. Newton could have easily emerged as the winner but kicker Graham Gano missed a long field goal in the waning seconds to make him a two-time loser against Denver. The final score was 21-20.