…gets penalized after kneeling in Muslim prayer

sports.yahoo.com: Chiefs player Husain Abdullah gets penalized after kneeling in Muslim prayer

NFL officiating guru Mike Pereira once said he’d never throw a flag on a player who knelt in the end zone in prayer because he “didn’t want to get struck by lightning.”

That same belief wasn’t shared by the crew working Monday night’s Chiefs-Patriots game.

In a move that is sure to generate some discussion, Husain Abdullah of the Chiefs was flagged 15 yards after kneeling in the end zone in Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown off an interception of Tom Brady. The unsportmanlike conduct penalty Abdullah received sparked a quick outrage on Twitter where it was noted that plenty of Christian players mark their scores with a sign of deference, reflection or tribute to their higher power.

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