No one will accuse Cam Newton of being humble in victory.
Now, no one will accuse the 2015 NFL MVP of being gracious in defeat, either.
After the Denver Broncos defeated Newton's Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, a visibly dejected Newton met with the media and provided a series of brief answers before walking away from the interview after less than three minutes.
"I don’t know what you want me to say, I’m sorry." - A dejected Cam Newton walks off the podium abruptly. #SB50
— NFL (@NFL) February 8, 2016
Newton, who got on some fans' nerves with his touchdown and victory celebrations during the regular season and playoffs, took quite a bit of criticism on Twitter for his postgame behavior.
“You are the face of our brand right now. You can’t do that. I understand the emotions of losing. You can’t do that” pic.twitter.com/DTDg67q95l
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 8, 2016
Cam spends all week not apologizing for his antics and dancing. Yet faced w/defeat & questions he acts like a child not an MVP.
— Matt Barrie (@MattBarrieESPN) February 8, 2016
Cam can't do that after a loss
— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) February 8, 2016