After a horrendous performance in last weekend’s Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has finally resurfaced on social media. Earlier today, Newton posted on Instagram for the first time since the Panthers fell victim to the Denver Broncos 24-10 and Newton was highly criticized for not chasing a fumble in the game and also abruptly leaving a postgame press conference.
Despite all that, his message on Instagram was quite positive.
This season has been an incredible journey and I want to thank PANTHERNAT1ON and all of the fans that iNSP1RED us to great achievements. iAMnøtPERFËCT and I will make mistakes but I will continue to work on improving each day trying toPERFECTallMYimPERFECT1ON. Pursuing greatness is my commitment, and I will continue to be TRÜ to myself, to my FAM1LY and to making all of YOÜ who follow me PROUD! iW1LL W1N… MY WAY… and hope to iNSP1REüALLtoW1N…. ürWAY! -1OVE #dontBEaPUPPET #stayTRÜtoÜ
There’s no doubt that the road to the Super Bowl was a tough one for Newton. He proved to be a polarizing figure all season long due to his touchdown celebrations and overall personality, all in spite of the fact that Carolina went 15-1 and Newton was named MVP.
But it’s clear that Newton took the past few days to have some time for himself and not let the words of his critics get him down. Even after completing just 18 of 41 passes for 265 yards and an interception in the Super Bowl, he knows that he has a lot to be proud of following this season. He has his health, his family and, most important of all, the chance to keep competing for years to come.
Like his shirt says, ladies and gentlemen, Newton will win his way.
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