Cam Newton on Sunday became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for 50 career touchdowns.
The Carolina Panthers quarterback then celebrated by holding up a clenched fist.
Newton said the fist was to signify “black power.”
“I did it to show black pride, because I am an African-American,” Newton added. “I wanted people to see the joy that I go out there and play with.”
Newton said sports have a way of unifying people.
“Unity is something that is going to cure a battered mentality in this country,” he said. “I feel as if we all stick together, if we all come together and listen here, speak, we can better help the situation.
CAM IS BACKKKKK! pic.twitter.com/5lfFY2M9Fy
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 1, 2017
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