In wake of Charlotte protests, Cam Newton wears shirt with Martin Luther King quote
As citizens of Charlotte continue to protest the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a statement with his pregame attire.
Newton warmed up for Sunday’s game in a shirt with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” the shirt reads.
At his press conference on Thursday, Newton spoke at length about the shooting.
“I’m an African-American. I am not happy how the justice has been kind of dealt with over the years,” Newton said. “The state of oppression in our community. But we also, as black people, have to do right by ourselves. We can’t be hypocrites.”
The protests in Charlotte turned violent earlier in the week but were peaceful on Saturday night.