ISLAM IN THE NFL: CHIEFS Safety Penalized For Muslim Prayer In End Zone

Published on September 30, 2014

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KANSAS CITY, MO (CBSLA.com) — Reaction on social media was strong Monday to Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah being penalized after kneeling down in Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown on Monday Night Football.

Abdullah intercepted a pass from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and ran the ball back 40 yards in the fourth quarter of Kansas City’s 41-14 rout of the Patriots.

Upon reaching the endzone for the touchdown, Abdullah, a practicing Muslim, slid on his knees and bent his head down to the ground in an apparent moment of Muslim prayer.

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Abdullah was flagged for “unsportsmanlike conduct” by the officiating crew, and the Chiefs were penalized 15 yards.

Read more: CBS Local Los Angeles

 

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