'Unacceptable': Cam Newton faces social media condemnation for response to female reporter

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Cam Newton’s response to a female reporter’s question has the Carolina Panthers QB facing criticism.

At Wednesday’s post-practice news conference, Panthers beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton a perfectly valid question about wide receiver Devin Funchess. Newton responded by saying, “it’s funny to hear a female talking about routes.”

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(AP Photo)
(AP Photo)

Newton, who is the father to a baby girl born earlier this year, faced swift condemnation on social media for his remark.

The comment prompted a larger conversation about the sexism women in sports often face.

Rodrigue definitely didn’t find Newton’s response “funny”, but tweeted she’s focusing on continuing to do her job, as she should.

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