Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts after a pass interference penalty is called on the team's defuse whir playing the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50. The Denver Broncos won, 24-10, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on Sunday, February 7, 2016. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts after a pass interference penalty is called on the team's defuse whir playing the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50. The Denver Broncos won, 24-10, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on Sunday, February 7, 2016. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

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Cam Newton reacts to Carolina Panthers’ Super Bowl defeat

February 07, 2016 10:40 PM

He didn’t cry or scream. Instead, Cam Newton fell.

After the Denver Broncos made their last touchdown, securing a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, Newton, the Panthers’ MVP, took to the ground while on the sidelines.

[Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk: Cam Newton should not have walked off on media, will learn from it ]

The NFL tweeted Newton’s reaction, billing it as an emotional one after the Panther’s historic 17-1 season came to a disappointing conclusion.

Cam's reaction on the sideline after the last #Broncos touchdown...#SB50 https://t.co/8XQ1PkbrN7

— NFL (@NFL) February 8, 2016

Reaction from fans ranged from acceptance, understanding and loyalty to ridicule, mockery and utter disappointment.

#CamNewton how dare you just stare at the ball like that and not dive to get it!!! #SB50 pic.twitter.com/91EdEaj0sv

— B. Scott (@lovebscott) February 8, 2016

Superman would have jumped on that fumble. #CamNewton #SuperBowlSunday

— Gerry Dee (@gerrydee) February 8, 2016

So unprofessional, flopping around on the ground like a spoiled kid that didn't get what he wanted. #SB50 #CamNewton

— Trevor McCumby (@T_RevMcCumby) February 8, 2016

You still the best #CamNewton #CAMVP We (love) you!

— Tricia Cotham (@triciacotham) February 8, 2016

I'm a HUGE #CamNewton fan but #football is not a game of indecision or fear. JUMP IN THE PILE! It's the biggest game of your life! Damn man

— Wade Davis II (@Wade_Davis28) February 8, 2016

Another View Of Cam Jumping Away From The Fumble #camnewton https://t.co/Af4XtuHqCP

— Gustavo Vega (@iamvega1982) February 8, 2016

The media is going to eat #CamNewton up after this game

— Michael Blackson (@MichaelBlackson) February 8, 2016

Some railed against Newton after he walked away from a post-game press conference.

Anybody see how #CamNewton morphed into the immature sour grapes guy from earlier in his career tonight at post-game podium? #Panthers

— GiantsWFAN (@giantswfan) February 8, 2016

My view: #CamNewton is dealing w/ immense pain. However, as MVP of the NFL & leader of his team, he has to conduct himself better. #SB50

— Albert T. Lewis, Sr. (@Albert_TLewis) February 8, 2016

You will never last in the NFL with that attitude. The world doesn't revolve around you, boy! #CamNewton

— Bill Romanowski (@billromanowski) February 8, 2016

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