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Other Panthers players line up to take the blame over ‘Bannergate’

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(Credit: Jonathan Jones)

(Credit: Jonathan Jones)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the wake of “Bannergate,” other Carolina Panthers players are now lining up to shoulder the blame with quarterback Cam Newton.

This all stems from an incident on Sunday where Newton took a Green Bay Packers fan’s banner that read “North Carolina Cheesehead.”

The fan was upset with Newton for taking the banner, which he claimed he paid $500 for.

By Monday, “Bannergate” was trending, with people taking sides on social media.

Several Panthers players have tweeted — perhaps jokingly — that they should be blamed for Newton’s actions.

Safety Roman Harper might have had the best tweet in response to the situation.

Panthers team officials have said they reached out to the fan and plan to replace his banner.