The NFL's Sunday Night Football game on NBC between the Panthers (4-7) and Seahawks (7-3) literally got off to an odd start for Panthers fans and NFL reporters. The Panthers didn't start the NFL's reigning MVP, Cam Newton, as their quarterback. Instead, they started their backup quarterback Derek Anderson.
As you hear in the clip above, this confused the commentators and a lot of people watching the game since this switch was completely unannounced before the kickoff.
One of the Carolina Panthers fans watching this happen was Steph Curry. The NBA's two-time MVP is universally known as one of the team's most famous fans. The ever-chill Curry angrily tweeted his dissent for the team not starting Cam.
As for Cam being benched, some NFL insiders were immediately on their due diligence to find a reason why Cam was benched for their first possession series. It has been cited for "disciplinary reasons" that was decided by Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.
The "reasons" that warranted Rivera's decision to bench Newton was because he reportedly didn't wear a tie before the game.
This is ironic because Cam is ubiquitously known for his eccentric, gaudy suit wardrobe.
Panthers fans were not pleased with Anderson's production, as he threw an interception to start the game. Of course, Twitter had some fun with that.
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