If the path to Super Bowl 50 runs through small towns north of Charlotte, on N.C. Hwy. 16, Panthers fans may take it as a good omen that a road sign on the rural route shows Newton with an advantage over Denver.
A photo posted on Facebook by a Carolina Panthers fan Tuesday exploded on social media with Cam Newton supporters saying the highway sign looks a lot like a stadium scoreboard with the Panthers – specifically their star quarterback – leading the Broncos, 20 to 7.
In less than 24 hours, the photo – initially published by Jason Smith, a Charlotte resident, according to Facebook – was shared on social media more than 15,700 times.
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The sign is on N.C. Hwy. 16, seven miles away from the small town of Denver, N.C. and 20 miles away from Newton, N.C.