It was hard enough for Panthers fans to sit through their team's 37-19 drubbing at the hands of the Steelers on Sunday night, so one can only imagine what they were thinking when they saw what Cam Newton wore to his postgame press conference.
The Pro Bowl quarterback, who was pulled in the third quarter Sunday for his own protection, donned a lavender blazer, leggings and slippers to his media session following his team's loss.
— Black & Blue Review (@BlackBlueReview) September 22, 2014
While Newton had a solid game -- he threw for 250 yards and one touchdown -- the fact that his team lost made some question his choice of attire.
you wear this to the stadium, and y’all better win. y’all better win. pic.twitter.com/W1wU5qKYw0
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) September 22, 2014
Cam Newton has this all figured out: wear something absurd after a bad game and no one actually talks about the game. Genius shade.
— Kami Mattioli (@kmattio) September 22, 2014
Cam Newton channels his inner Dwyane Wade with his postgame outfit https://t.co/5sufWpHxEr
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 22, 2014
Cam Newton would have a 0 fashion rating in Madden if that existed: pic.twitter.com/h8dRK3gvQ0
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) September 22, 2014
Cam Newton, Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook walk into a boutique...
— Peyton's Head (@PeytonsHead) September 22, 2014
The comparisons came fast and furious, with Twitter users throwing out everyone from congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to a character from "The Watchmen" to Batman:
WHO WORE IT BETTER? RT for Cam Newton, FAV for Nancy Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/DJTPN95FRE
— Complex Sports (@Complex_Sports) September 22, 2014
I for one hope Cam Newton continues to dress like characters from The Watchmen pic.twitter.com/6TZLqwfX6P
— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) September 22, 2014
So, basically, Cam Newton's wearing the Batsuit. Got it.
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) September 22, 2014
This isn't the first time Newton has worn a questionable outfit to his postgame press conference, but at least in the previous instances of indiscretion he could argue that his clothes were found in the menswear section of the store.