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THIS IS MY FAVORITE PICTURE ON THE INTERNET
I JUST SCREAMED AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS
“We’re brothers. We’ll get through this mess.”
Another week done, another PR disaster for the NFL.
This one came in the middle of Monday Night Football, after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah returned an interception for a touchdown. Abdullah is a practicing Muslim — he even skipped an entire football season to make a pilgrimage to Mecca — and prostrated himself in the end zone in prayer. The result? A 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration.
The NFL has done a lot of wrong here, but what did they do here? There is clearly a rule against penalizing a player for a religious celebration, the referee made a mistake, either not knowing that exemption, or not realizing he was doing something religious, perhaps flagging him for the slide. The referee had no way of knowing the player’s religious affiliation beforehand, it’s not like he was biased against Muslim prayer. NFL referees have a ton of rules to keep track of, and make mistakes on stuff a lot less obscure than this rule, it doesn’t surprise me to see a mistake on a celebration at all.
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