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The idea of Colin Kaepernick replacing popular Cam Newton angers Panthers fans

Taking a knee: How Colin Kaepernick started an NFL movement

It all started with sitting down during the anthem, which no one noticed at first. Here's how quarterback Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest turned into a pivotal movement for the NFL and its players.
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It all started with sitting down during the anthem, which no one noticed at first. Here's how quarterback Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest turned into a pivotal movement for the NFL and its players.

It was mostly fun and games Monday when news spread that rapper Diddy said he wanted to buy the Panthers, but talk that he’d give former NFL player Colin Kaepernick a shot at being quarterback did not amuse fans of Cam Newton.

Though Newton has had his share of publicity bumps, he is arguably the most beloved man in Charlotte, adored as both an athlete and philanthropist devoted to helping kids.

It’s entirely possible Diddy wasn’t serious, considering he also recently posted on Instagram that he was changing his name. That, he later said, was just the booze talking.

Either way, Carolina Panthers fans were not amused, including one who tweeted: “The P in P Diddy stands for Pinhead.”

Here’s some of the things Newton fans tweeted Monday.

Charlotte Observer Panthers beat writer Joe Person says that there are many questions to be answered from the investigation of Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson and how his image has been tarnished.

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