Seattle Seahawks Fan Pens Open Letter to ‘Classless Cam Newton’

Subject: Seattle Seahawks Fan Pens Open Letter to ‘Classless Cam Newton’
From: Sarah
Date: 26 Jan 2016

Dear Mr. Newton,

I am a Seahawk fan, I bleed blue and green. Although I will be the first to tell you that today, we did not bring our A game, and were beat fair and square. There is one thing though, one thing that needs to be said. My news feed is filled with you Mr. Newton, and not in a good way.

A video of you pulling a 12th flag down and throwing it to the ground like garbage. You see the one that people don’t realize is, Seahawk fans aren’t just fans. The 12th man is a community, a family, that regardless of winning stand behind our team and our community. So you see Cam, disrespecting the 12th man flag isn’t just disrespecting our team, it is disrespecting the fans that back our team. A community that feeds and clothes the homeless, a community that raises funds for families in hard times, a community that helps a 3-year-old girl battle cancer, a community that has more grace and respect than you could imagine. You see cam (sic), 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.

So Cam, the next time you think of disrespecting our flag, I hope you remember that even though you may have won this game, it is the Seahawks and the 12th man, who 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. So Mr. Classless Cam Newton, good luck and may God teach you what real winning looks like.

— Sarah