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We’re just one week away from the opening of a brand new NFL season and the hot topic is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s perceived disrespect of the National Anthem and his comments that followed as to why he will not stand for it any longer.
Every reporter wants a comment from every athlete, whether past or present, on this hot button issue. And the reigning NFL MVP, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, gave his during an interview with ESPN.
“And under that, we’re all the same color. And that’s the big picture. A lot of scrutiny happens when the athletes start talking about race, but the truth of the matter is we just gotta do right by each other. No matter what color you are. Certain things that has happened in our life, in our lifetime, is kind of embarrassing to be affiliated with, but it still happens. Who am I to say, Colin you’re wrong. And who am I to say, you’re right. We all have the right to think whatever we want to think.”
“How does one-eighth of an inch — something so small — be the difference in such a big (subject)? And that’s the thickness of our skin: one-eighth of an inch. And under that we’re all the same color. You know? And that’s the big picture,” Newton said.”
“You know, a lot of scrutiny happens when athletes start talking about, you know, race, but the truth of the matter is we gotta do right by each other. No matter what color we are.”
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith was not feeling that interview and what Cam Newton had to say and he flamed him during ‘First Take’ on Thursday.