It's all a matter of degree, kids. People don't get that. If you let something in, you have to let similar things in - and where it stops, no one knows.
In the fourth quarter of a game on Monday night, Abdullah, a safety with the Chiefs who is Muslim, intercepted a pass by Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and returned it for a touchdown. After he entered the end zone, he slid on his knees and bowed forward with his head touching the turf.He was given a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.
An N.F.L. spokesman said Tuesday that Abdullah should not have been penalized. “Officiating mechanic is not to flag player who goes to ground for religious reasons,” Michael Signora, a league spokesman, said on Twitter.
Pitchers praying on the mound in MLB games, guys prostrating themselves on the field in football games. Seriously, what happens when a voodoo practitioner insists on killing a chicken on the field?
Prayer doesn't belong on a playing field, especially not in a national sports game. The field is for playing the damn game. Churches and mosques are for praying. But silly wabbits don't know the difference. This will not end well.