Wakanda Forever: NFL QB Salutes Chadwick Boseman
Patriots quarterback Cam Newton gave the “Wakanda Forever” salute in apparent homage to the late Chadwick Boseman
Sometimes my childhood passions collide. And when that happens it’s generally not as poignant as today.
Cam Newton, the new quarterback of (my beloved) New England Patriots walked into the endzone versus the (hated) Miami Dolphins for his first touchdown for the “Flying Elvises”, spiked the ball, and apparently did Black Panther’s “Wakanda Forever” salute.
Check out the play:
Cam made his first @Patriots TD look EASY pic.twitter.com/7v0wRR4sVJ
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) September 13, 2020
Not knowing much about Cam, and not hearing the press conference, I tweeted at a friend from my days with the Boston Bruins.
He wasn’t asked – but I believe it was
— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) September 13, 2020
WBZ’s Dan Roche — who happens to be a big Disney fan — is a heck of a reporter, so I would’ve taken his word for it.
However, the Patriots themselves confirmed what so many others saw:
Wakanda Forever. pic.twitter.com/cTGTkhCOZ5
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 13, 2020
In any case, Cam is just the most recent celebrity athlete to pay homage to Boseman.
.@KingJames honored Chadwick Boseman prior to Game 5. pic.twitter.com/bNp4nYBQGz
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 30, 2020
Lewis Hamilton dedicates his pole to Chadwick Boseman. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/YnaQs8qwcj
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) August 29, 2020
And we expect the tributes to continue.
BTW: We’ll update this one with quotes from Mr. Newton if he speaks about Chadwick.