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JJ Watt leaps to defense of Cam Newton amidst touchdown dance debate

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With every passing week during the 2015 regular season, it appeared that someone, somewhere was unhappy with Cam Newton.

A large majority of the complaints sent in the Carolina Panthers quarterback's direction came from fans and analysts unhappy with his touchdown dance/celebration - his critics arguing it shows a lack of respect for his opponents and sets a bad example for those watching on.


It appears, however, that the opponents who are supposed to be offended by all this are anything but. At least, that is the case when it comes to Houston Texans star JJ Watt.


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Watt weighed in on the debate via his official Twitter account on Tuesday night:

The majority of people would agree with Watt's assessment. Football, at its foundations, is about scoring touchdowns and having fun whilst doing that. With 10 rushing touchdowns to his name on route to a Super Bowl appearance and an MVP-worthy season, why shouldn't Newton enjoy the moment?

Peyton Manning, Newton's Super Bowl 50 opponent and a man some have cited as a player who acts in the right way on the field, was another to bat away any criticism of the Panthers star when he was asked about the subject this week.

He told reporters that he didn't dance like Cam Newton because he doesn't score touchdowns like him.

Simply put, there is no good reason to criticize Newton's actions in the end zone. As he put it, if you want to stop him dancing, stop him getting in there in the first place. The Broncos will be trying to do just that this coming Sunday.

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