During an interview with Mexican sports outlet La Afición, Cam Newton was asked about his debut trip to Mexico, revealing that he was actually of Mexican descent. “[I’m] Mexican. I’m a little bit of everything, African, Mexican, American. Everything,” the Carolina Panthers quarterback quipped, after mistakingly saying he’s “Mexico.”
As part of a special NFL outreach program, Newton visited Monterrey this past weekend to install football clinics at the Estadio Gaspar Mass for Mexican youth. In a roundtable discussion that included sports analyst Edmundo Reyes, Newton expounded on the trip’s significance, promoting American football as an international sport.
As far as the love he’s received from Mexican fans? Newton was surprised to have been met with such enthusiasm: “As soon as I touched down in Monterrey, the love has been overwhelming. There’s a lot of people at the airport, so much love and support. I was blown away.”