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Feminists are fuming at what Cam Newton said to a female sports reporter

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was widely criticized over his condescending mockery of a female sports reporter during a media conference. (Image Source: Twitter video screenshot)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is under fire from reporters, feminists and others over his dismissive comment to a female sports reporter that many are calling sexist.

Here's video of Newton's comments to a female sports reporter:

What did he say?

Newton, 28, took a question from The Observer’s Carolina Panthers reporter, Jourdan Rodrigue, about his receivers.

"I know you take a lot of pride in seeing your receivers play well," she began. "[Wide receiver] Devin Bunches seemed to really embrace the physicality of his routes, and making, getting those extra yards — does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him truck stick people out there?”

"It's funny," Newton said with a wide smile, "to see a female talk about routes, like, it's funny."

What was the reaction?

While there was dead silence in the room, except for one other person who laughed softly along with Newton, the media exploded afterward with criticism against Newton for what many saw as sexist and condescending comments.

Rodrigue herself responded on social media:

Others piled on:

But some on the far left defended him, implying that the criticisms were rooted in racism:

Others on the right noted that Newton participated in the protests during the national anthem this season.

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