Brainless Seahawks Fan Calls Cam Newton ‘Classless’ In Open Letter
I'm sure you'll be absolutely shocked to hear that some sad sack Seahawks fan wrote yet another mind-numbing "letter" to Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, accusing him of being 'classless' after the Carolina Pathers win over Seattle on Sunday.
KIRO 7 News shared the screenshot of the letter (for lack of a better word) in which a Seahawks fan, and self-professed member of the "12th Man" named Sarah, chastises Newton for disrespecting the symbol of her people after the game. Before you read her full memo, here is the incident to which she refers.
That's Cam Newton being handed a Seahawks "12th Man" flag and gleefully flinging it as he celebrates in his home stadium with his fans about his team's major playoff win. The harmlessness of the situation hardly seems to even warrant an explanation; but people have a funny way of being total dipshits, don't they? That's you're cue, Sarah. Take it away!
First of all, can we all stop acting like writing "open letters" to world-famous celebrities is anything other than a blatant attempt at fifteen minutes of viral internet fame? This is the 21st century, ladies. We don't write letters to people we actually know anymore, let alone professional athletes.
You're not John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on your death beds corresponding about creating an entire government from scratch. Those were letters. What you cobbled together on your iPad was a goddamned screenshot, posted on Facebook so that your friends could validate your butthurt feelings about Pete Carroll losing his shot at redeeming himself for the worst play call in the history of the NFL.
Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the meat of Sarah's "screenshot of words she typed in the form of a letter."
"A video of you pulling a 12th flag down and throwing it to the ground like garbage."
Nope! The flag was purposely handed to him by someone in the stands. Nothing was pulled down in any capacity whatsoever, nor can it even be interpreted as such. That's a complete and utter fabrication. And he threw it with a smile on his face because - once again - IT'S HIS STADIUM AND HE WON THE GAME.
You will also notice that it was a Seahawks fan that handed the flag to him, which is undeniably a lame attempt to antagonize him. So in solidarity and out of loyalty to his fans, Newton tossed it. What would Sarah have had him do, get the thing blessed by the Pope and have it displayed at the Smithsonian?
"You see the one that people don't realize is, Seahawks fans aren't just fans. The 12th man is a community, a family, that regardless of winning stand behind our team and our community...
...A community that feeds and clothes the homeless, a community that raises funds for families in hard times...
...You see cam, while you are practicing for your next game, our QB will be at Seattle Children's hospital raising the flag that you shamefully threw to the ground, and he will be placing them on the hospital walls of little 12's. "
Setting aside the problematic sentence structure and obvious grammatical issues throughout this entire post, this is still absolute bullshit. Sorry Sarah, but even the mighty 12th Man are just fans. Every single team in the NFL has fans that also gather together to do community service, whether it's in the name of their team or not. Seattle fans can call themselves whatever they want, but at the end of the day, just because other teams don't have a name for their fans that they plaster all over the city in the name of community does not mean that they don't exist.
What's truly shameful is the fact that she invoked sick children and the homeless in a desperate attempt to prop the "12th Man" up as some moral superior to a guy who tossed a flag. Russell Wilson may very well be at the children's hospital while Cam is practicing, but that's literally for no other reason than because his season is over and Cam Newton's is not.
Not to mention the fact that her ignorance as to anything that occurs outside of the greater Seattle area has clearly left her oblivious to the fact that Newton is regularly recognized as one of the most charitable and community-oriented players in the NFL. To insinuate that by tossing a flag in celebration he has somehow degraded the charitable work of Seahawks fans and players is such a mischaracterization of the situation that I find myself wondering whether she has enough cognitive function to even leave her own house unattended.
"I hope you remember that even though you may have won this game, it is the Seahawks and the 12th man that are the real winners. Win or lose we come with class, respect, a love for the game, a willingness to help others, love for God, and love for those surrounding us."
Right. Well I hate to burst Sarah's bubble but "a willingness to help others" is a basic human characteristic that any decent person in America can claim. The 12th Man didn't invent it.
Sarah is everything that is wrong with sports fans, and Seahawks fans in particular should be appalled that she took it upon herself to speak for all of them with her whiny, self-aggrandizing and poorly composed rhetoric. I hope she gets her honorary fan card revoked and spends the rest of her rainy football Sundays weeping and blowing her nose into her precious, polyester 12th Man flag.
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