Cam Newton wanted nothing to do with the '12' flag after his Panthers knocked off the Seahawks, 31-24, Sunday.

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No one expects Carolina quarterback Cam Newton to be a paragon of sportsmanship.

True to form, after the Carolina Panthers dispatched the Seahawks from the playoffs in a hard-fought game Sunday, Newton rubbed it in by grabbing a “12” flag from a fan in the stands, balling it up and tossing it away. Then he celebrated by high-fiving Carolina fans seated in the front row.

The moment was captured on a short Vine video.


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On Twitter, some 12s quickly came to the defense of their tribe.

But others suggested that winning is the best revenge.