UPDATE: ESPN reporter David Newton has apologized to the Panthers’ fan via his Twitter account:
I sincerely apologize to Panthers fan @tmendoza73. Love your dedication to the team; so sorry my words hurt you
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) October 21, 2015
SEATTLE, W.A. — An ESPN reporter who covers the Panthers is getting called out on social media for a tweet he sent before the Panthers game in Seattle.
ESPN’s David Newton posted the following tweet on his Twitter account after asking permission to take the photo of the fans. It’s the comment about the size of the fan’s jersey that has Panthers’ fans upset.
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) October 18, 2015
The fan in the photo responded to the tweet saying how disrespectful Newton’s tweet was and how ESPN could allow an employee to disrespect a fan.
— Taz Mendoza (@tmendoza73) October 20, 2015