Seahawks Fan Starts Petition to Ban Panthers' Cam Newton from CenturyLink Field

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 26, 2016

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) signifies a first down against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
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A week after seeing him "disrespect" his fanbase, one Seattle Seahawks fan has started a petition to try to ban Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton from Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

Newton led the Panthers to a 31-24 victory over the Seahawks in the divisional round last week. If knocking out their favorite team wasn't enough, the Carolina quarterback further angered the people of Seattle by grabbing a "12" flag from a fan after the game and throwing it to the ground.

Now, the 12s are hoping to bar Newton from the Seahawks stadium when the Panthers visit in 2016.

A Seahawks fan named Andrew has started a petition on to try to #BantheCam: "Cam Newton is one of the most unprofessional, unsportsmanlike individual on the face of the planet. So I say for the 2016-2017 when the Panthers come to play in Seattle he should be banned from entering the stadium. This should teach him to put his arrogance in check!!"

That's the hottest take on the 2015-16 NFL MVP front-runner since a Tennessee Titans fan wrote an open letter to the Charlotte Observer back in November to express her disappointment in him for his actions (celebrating) on the field, which may or may not have scarred her nine-year-old daughter for life. 

After six days in action, this petition has drawn more than 1,000 signatures. 

Of course, statements like Andrew's are going to be met with criticism...and jokes. Someone called "Seahawks suck" fired back at the petition by commenting, "You couldn't even keep Cam out of the end zone. How are you going to keep him out of an entire stadium??" Game, set and match.

Seattle fans may not like it, but there's nothing they can do to keep Newton from being under center for Carolina when the Panthers play at CenturyLink Field next season. Instead, they should just hope the Denver Broncos can defeat Newton in Super Bowl 50. The last thing the 12s want to see right now is Newton hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.