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SportsCenter Getting Blasted For Posting Photo Of Cam Newton During Florida Days

Cam Newton walking onto the field with fire in the background.

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 24: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers takes the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

With Super Bowl 50 just over a week away, ESPN's SportsCenter wanted to give fans a set of throwback photos to remind both Broncos supporters and Panthers supporters of where their star quarterbacks played in college. Seems innocent enough, right?

Well, instead of choosing to post a photo of Newton playing for Auburn, where he won the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to a national championship, they instead chose to post a photo of him from his Florida days, where he attempted a total of 12 passes and transferred after a stolen laptop scandal.

">January 28, 2016

SportsCenter's responses were predictable:

">@SportsCenter The famous Florida Gator, Cam Newton.

— the marshan (@marshmau5)

@SportsCenter The famous Florida Gator, Cam Newton.

— marshall weber (@marshmau5) January 28, 2016

">January 28, 2016

">@SportsCenter that's some sweet troll level stuff right there

— David DeWeil (@daviddeweil)

@SportsCenter that's some sweet troll level stuff right there

— David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) January 28, 2016

">January 28, 2016

">@SportsCenter

@SportsCenter@Rampage_Hill oh yeah let's put a pic of him at Florida instead of Auburn where he won the heisman. Makes sense.

— #RIPPHIZZURP (@PHiZZDURP) January 28, 2016

">@Rampage_Hill oh yeah let's put a pic of him at Florida instead of Auburn where he won the heisman. Makes sense.

— H2k ZuRp #OASF (@PHiZZDURP)

@SportsCenter@Rampage_Hill oh yeah let's put a pic of him at Florida instead of Auburn where he won the heisman. Makes sense.

— #RIPPHIZZURP (@PHiZZDURP) January 28, 2016

">January 28, 2016

">@SportsCenter what the hell is wrong with you SportsCenter, this is bs on so many levels, you guys are trying to start BS against Cam.

— Jeru Perot (@BossHawgKasino) January 28, 2016

">@EwartCarson or is it a Bammer conspiracy that runs ESPN

— Ryan Cantey (@RyanCantey)

@EwartCarson or is it a Bammer conspiracy that runs ESPN

— Ryan Cantey (@RyanCantey) January 28, 2016

">January 28, 2016

">@SportsCenter you posted this with the intent of making people mad. I'm mad.

— Rob Daniels (@rdotdanny)

@SportsCenter you posted this with the intent of making people mad. I'm mad.

— Rob Daniels (@rdotdanny) January 28, 2016

">January 28, 2016

">@SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/zqqWo154GS

— Dostal (@Dostal24) January 28, 2016

">@SportsCenter #tbt to Michael Jordan in his prime in the NBA pic.twitter.com/yDi29YyzK8

— Corey Hodge (@ItsHodgey)

@SportsCenter#tbt to Michael Jordan in his prime in the NBA pic.twitter.com/yDi29YyzK8

— Corey Hodge (@ItsHodgey) January 28, 2016

">January 28, 2016

">@SportsCenter seriously? Florida? Did a Martian with poor research skills put this together?

— Chapel McCullough (@chapelmcc)

@SportsCenter seriously? Florida? Did a Martian with poor research skills put this together?

— Chapel McCullough (@chapelmcc) January 28, 2016

">January 28, 2016

">@SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/qGpNMvstNL

— Sebastian Duckworth (@sebbyD27850)

@SportsCenterpic.twitter.com/qGpNMvstNL

— Bob the Brain (@sebbyD27850) January 28, 2016

">January 28, 2016

SportsCenter has not commented on its decision.