Cam Newton Wears Pin Honoring Working Women Of World War II

Updated On 09 Oct, 2017 Published On

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.

And here's the another one,

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.