Young Eagles fan in viral video shows Cam Newton that she knows what routes are in football

Cam Newton received a lot of criticism Wednesday after describing a question from a female reporter as “funny.”

After Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer asked Newton about the Panthers’ receivers, he laughed and said “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes,” before grinning and offering his response.

People from around the NFL were quick to call Newton out on his comment, and he has since apologised for his response.

But one young Eagles fan wanted to make sure Cam knew that football knowledge is not just for boys and men, and posted a video of her own to prove it. 

“Cam listen up, because I’m only gonna say this once,” the video begins, before the young Eagles fan, adorned in a jersey, goes through common routes that receivers can run like corner, slant, and post, while holding up hand-drawn diagrams.

While the video is a bit of a shot at Newton, it is also fun-natured. She even takes a shot at Newton’s eccentric fashion choices, saying “Cam, why do you wear the same clothes as my Grandma. That’s weird.”

The young fan finishes up her video with a few more routes, before offering Newton one final piece of insight, saying “Cam if you forget any of these, the Eagles are going to show you on ‘Thursday Night Football.'”

You can watch the video below.

The Panthers and Eagles meet next Thursday in Charlotte, with Carolina looking to bounce back from their home loss last week against the Saints.

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