NFL Penalizes Muslim Player For Praying After Touchdown
The NFL admits they were wrong. Again.
When Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah intercepted a Tom Brady pass and returned it for a touchdown Monday night, he did what so many other NFL players do to celebrate a big play: He paused to make a religious gesture of thanks.
But Abdullah, a devout Muslim, found that his religious display was met with less latitude than, say, Tim Tebow when he brought Tebowing into the NFL. Abdullah was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct because he slid to the ground, then knelt in the end zone.
A strict reading of the rulebook reveals why Abdullah was flagged. Using the ground for celebration is not allowed, although Tebow was allowed to kneel.
But you can imagine what the outcry would be if a Christian were penalized for praying after a touchdown. We’d be hearing about the lack of religious liberty in America and how the Obama administration is too pro-Muslim.[su_csky_ad]