Insulting a reporter is never a good idea, even if you’re a major player in the National Football League.
When asked about the routes that his wide receiver teammate runs during a press conference, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton laughed and said, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”
Here’s video of Newton’s exchange with Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue:
Newton was widely criticized for his comments, which came off as insensitive and sexist to many, including Observer reporter Scott Fowler.
Here’s how Rodrigue responded on Twitter:
I don’t think it’s “funny” to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job.
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 4, 2017