Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is under fire following a sexist remark towards a female reporter at a press conference today.

Newton, who led the Panthers to a 33-30 win over Super Bowl winners the New England Patriots on Monday, was responding to a question from female reporter Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.

Rodrigue asked Newton about teammate Devin Funchess 'running routes,' a term used to explain the pre-determined move by a wide receiver.

"It's funny to hear a female talk about routes," Newton said, drawing out the word "routes" and pausing before giving his answer.

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Rodrigue later wrote on Twitter that it wasn't funny.

"I don't think it's "funny" to be a female and talk about routes. I think it's my job," she wrote.