Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has stormed out of a press conference following Sunday’s unexpected loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Grilled over how disappointing it was to walk away second place having been widely tipped as favorites, Newton managed a single complete answer before resorting to one-word responses.
Pushed on how the team was taking the defeat, the 26-year-old sat stony-faced for a few moments before silently getting up and walking out of the press conference.
One came early in the fourth quarter when Newton found himself taking a big hit inside his own end zone after throwing the ball away under pressure from a rampant Broncos defensive unit.
After tumbling to the floor he looked at match officials hoping for a ‘roughing the passer’ call, and when he didn’t get it he threw himself around, before storming off with his teeth gritted.
The next sulk came towards the end of the fourth when the Broncos managed to sack Newton for the seventh time during the game, stripping the ball from his hand.
Manning’s team collected the ball within the 5-yard line, and moments later were celebrating their second touchdown of the game – both of which came after strip-sacks.
One man not celebrating, however, was Newton who was captured standing on the sidelines before collapsing backwards on to the turf, knowing he had lost.