After a day he made sexist comments to Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue, Cam Newton issued an apology on Thursday night stating "degrading and disrespectful to women."
During a press conference on Wednesday, Jourdan asked the Panthers quarterback regarding wide receiver Devin Funchess' physical route-running. Cam began his answer by saying it was "funny to hear a female talk about routes."
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On Saturday, the Panthers' shared a tweet featuring a photo of Cam boarding the team plane for Detroit in which he is seen wearing a hat pin, showing the working women from the World War II We Can Do It posters.
Here's that twitter post, check it out.
Cam boarding for Detroit ?? pic.twitter.com/8WPOc7zkTV
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 7, 2017
And here's the another one,
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) October 8, 2017
These women were later referred to as Rosie the Riveter, though as the Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith pointed out. Rosie the Riveter was a separate cultural icon of the war who later became conflated with the We Can Do It posters years later.