Fall is here! And everyone has their fall traditions, pumpkins, caramel, and football. I am a HUGE Clemson fan, and I am very sad at their recent loss. But everyone around me is a Panthers fan.
Cam Newton is a very successful quarterback who plays for the Panthers. But I’m not so sure if I want to root for him alongside my friends. After playing a game in early October, a female reporter asked Newton about the routes that they played. He responded with, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”.
This created an uproar in the sports world and he quickly apologized through twitter.
Football is considered a sport for a man to many people and when you think of football you think of burly men fighting for a ball. But that doesn’t mean that females can’t play, it is not restricted just to men. I mean, when you think of ballet you think of a beautiful prima ballerina resting in first arabesque on pointe (I love ballet by the way). But men dance too. You can’t have a successful ballet without a man, you wouldn’t have any pas de deux’s or partnering. If men can dance, women can play football.
I think the reason that there aren’t many females playing professional football, is that they are scared. If you can and like to play football, you should be able to do it no matter what gender. So go and do what you like!