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Cam Newton reacts to Carolina Panthers’ Super Bowl defeat

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.
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. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

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.

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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.

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

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

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