It seems like every week we see social media managers from teams/leagues commit missteps when drafting up a graphic on the fly that turns out to be not very well-thought-out.
This week’s social media faux pas comes from Fox Sports who tweeted out a bizarre Black Panther “Wakanda Forever” graphic after Cam Newton and the Patriots defeated Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.
🙅♂️ @CameronNewton vs. Lamar Jackson in primetime
Cam gets the dub pic.twitter.com/cWQlg7zSwQ
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 16, 2020
Considering that Newton has always thought of himself as Superman instead of Black Panther many fans were confused by Fox Sports’ tone-deaf graphic
Who in their right mind, thought this was a good idea? https://t.co/lIeJekhzrm
— Hugo (@HTJF94) November 16, 2020
It was no reason to black panther this photo up whatsoever like what was the occasion https://t.co/KcEWnOIc0T
— Slick (@Keelmoves) November 16, 2020
Cam always been Superman smh this just lazy https://t.co/hW3rWeUAVx
— Muscle Flexbrook (@barcamke) November 16, 2020
It ain’t it one black soul in charge of their social media I can tell you that 😂😂😂 https://t.co/XEOZDR3tDl
— D’Jango (Zay) (@SauceDJango) November 16, 2020
I really can't tell if this is racist or not💀 his nickname is superman but they gave him black panther https://t.co/e6VWtMKviY
— DJ (@darbush1) November 16, 2020
I want everyone involved fired immediately.
What the hell is this????? https://t.co/it3MQjdOFk
— Colb (@___Colb___) November 16, 2020
y’all couldn’t photoshop Cam as Superman (his nickname)?? this feels racist https://t.co/XcKAleUqq9
— 🐜. (@iAmAnt__) November 16, 2020
No matter who won, y’all were gonna use this picture cause they BLACK. Do better ! https://t.co/gROLttd1Wx
— Trîppÿ-TÅĘ ♦️ (@trippy_tae12) November 16, 2020