(Charolette Observer) – Tennessee Titans fan Rosemary Plorin of Nashville attended Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers with her fourth-grade daughter. On Monday, she sent [The Charolette Observer] this note she wrote to Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton:
And because you are a role model, your behavior brought out like behavior in the stands. Some of the Panthers fans in our section began taunting the hometown fans. Many Titans fans booed you, a few offering instructive, but not necessarily family friendly, suggestions as to how you might change your behavior.
My daughter sensed the change immediately – and started asking questions. Won’t he get in trouble for doing that? Is he trying to make people mad? Do you think he knows he looks like a spoiled brat?
I’ve had enough. I have had enough of the over sensitivity which is led by people like Rosemary Plorin of Nashville Tennessee.
To recap, this Sunday, as well as previous Sunday’s, Cam Newton has made it into the end zone. To celebrate his hard work, Newton would break into his dance, “The Dab.”
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 17, 2015
A fun dance that Cam did to celebrate his recent TD. What the Panthers tweet doesn’t show is the reaction from the Titans defense
Okay what you’re thinking is right, the dance went on maybe a little too long. I won’t argue that. But I will argue the points Rosemary says in her open letter to Cam Newton. A couple aspects of her letter really got to me.
“The chest puffs. The pelvic thrusts. The arrogant struts and the ‘in your face’ taunting of both the Titans’ players and fans. We saw it all.”
Well did he kill someone and then dance? Rosemary, he danced in the end-zone like many other players have done before him…like your own player a couple plays before the touchdown. You can’t sit there and tell me that you saw him dance and you felt offended. That is crazy talk. The “in your face” taunting? It’s part of the game from pee-wee flag football to the NFL. It is part of the game. After every incomplete pass, the DB will get up and celebrate his ass off – much more than this.
“And because you are a role model, your behavior brought out like behavior in the stands. Some of the Panthers fans in our section began taunting the hometown fans. Many Titans fans booed you, a few offering instructive, but not necessarily family friendly, suggestions as to how you might change your behavior”
C’Mon. Do you really think the dancing of Cam Newton brought this out of the fans, or the fact they scored a touchdown? I don’t know what you expect from these drunk fans? Their team scored a touchdown, of course they are going to taunt the hometown fans and the Titans fans are going to get mad they let up a touchdown. This is part of football, just like concussions.
Football is competitive by nature, along with all the other professional sports in America. Fans are going to be loud and obnoxious. I don’t think the dancing by Cam Newton, or any other player affects that. If you are offended by the fans, don’t blame Cam.
Cam didn’t really care that people were upset with this after the game:
One last thing. Rosemary, what do you think of these “pelvic thrusts” and “in your face taunting?” These are your Tennessee Titans in an opposing stadium after scoring a touchdown, just like Cam Newton.
If you want to learn more about the trend that is “The Dab,” here is the background of the dance in sports – brought to you by Sports Illustrated.
Also, surprisingly, The Panthers Twitter account disagrees with this guy: