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Muslim Player’s Prayerful Gesture of Thanks Punished by NFL

Posted on: October 4, 2014

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Muslim Player’s Prayerful Gesture of Thanks Punished by NFL


When Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah picked off Tom Brady and returned it for a touchdown, he said a quick prayer.

But unlike Tim Tebow doing the same thing when he got to the end zone, Abdullah was flagged.

The Muslim safety said he made a promise to himself that he’d show his respect if he ever scored.

“If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Abdullah said, via Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star.

Since he was running as he crossed the goal line, he slid through the end zone before bowing to his knees in prayer. He was promptly flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, a 15-yard penalty.

Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d) of the NFL rulebook prohibits “Prolonged or excessive celebrations or demonstrations by an individual player. Players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations or demonstrations while on the ground. A celebration or demonstration shall be deemed excessive or prolonged if a player continues to celebrate or demonstrate after a warning from an official.”

Christian players have routinely gone unpenalized while kneeling in prayer, though there is no specific exception in the rulebook.

Abdullah said he thought he was flagged for the sliding portion rather than the prayer, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid wasn’t sure that should be the case.

“When you go to Mecca, you should be able to slide wherever you want,” Reid said. “We’ve got two priests in here. They’d probably vouch for me.”

Given the tolerance the league has shown for other religious celebrations, there should be no difference, and there should be an apology on the way.


American football club Kansas city Chefs” Hussein Abdullah (Husain Abdullah) was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct in the National football League (NFL) against new England Patriots”. According to The Daily Mail, Muslim athlete fell to her knees and began to pray.

Abdullah ran for about 14 meters and made a touchdown – brought the ball to the points zone by the opposing team. After a successful race, the player fell on his knees and began to pray. Because according to the rules of the NFL celebration lying on the ground Smoking, the referee made the player a warning. However, there is an exception for religious prayers and, as said a spokesman for the League Michael Signora (Michael Signora), referee misinterpreted the gesture of the player.

“I am sure that everyone understands – it’s part of my faith,” said the player himself in an interview with Associated Press.

The Daily Mail also says that Abdullah is a devout Muslim. Previously he even took one year’s leave, to perform the Hajj – the pilgrimage to Mecca and its surroundings.


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3 Responses to "Muslim Player’s Prayerful Gesture of Thanks Punished by NFL"

The hypocracy of the West will never end. It will go on when it comes to Islam. May Allah accept Abdullah’s Haj and his prostration. Allah is Merciful and the Rub of the earth & the Heavens. May he forgive us of our sins, Insha Allah!!


i satisfying with ur aticle.thank u


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