A grand gesture by Cam Newton in the spirit of protecting home-field advantage was not welcomed by at least one person.
Newton tore down the banner and jogged off the field with the signage under his arm. Newton's actions have led a local man, Mike Dobs, to report the theft to authorities, according to The Fayetteville Observer.
"I was just shocked, shocked," said Dobs, who spent $500 on the sign and had planned to hang it in his "man room."
Newton -- who ran into a more serious theft situation in his college days -- didn't shy away from his decision after the win.
"There's a Green Bay banner in Bank of America Stadium," Newton said. "That don't match. ... I feel it's my due diligence to protect this house."
"We played in Green Bay last year and I didn't see no 'Panther Country' signs in their stadium."
Newton added this hammer drop: "You're not going to sell a Whopper at McDonald's."
"It's being taken care of. Cam's been talked to. We are reaching out to the other party. And we're moving on."