More negative attention descended upon the National Football League Monday night when Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Husain Abdullah was penalized for sliding across the field and praying in a prostrate position after he scored a touchdown.
Sadly, the move immediately became a race and religion issue in the eyes of some fans.
Comparisons to Tim Tebow taking a knee piled up on Twitter.
In a post-game radio interview, Abdullah put the call into perspective, admitting that it was likely the slide that prompted the flag, not the prayer itself. (You can hear the interview below). That didn’t stop some fans from being outraged at what they said was clearly “anti-Muslim bias.”
— SPLC (@splcenter) September 30, 2014
Wait, a Muslim Chiefs player got penalized for praying while Tebow’s show was ok when he played? http://t.co/XS5peCYMhj
— Kevin van Haaren (@kvanh) September 30, 2014
but if Husain Abdullah’s name were Tim Tebow…
— Brandon J. Valles (@branillionaire) September 30, 2014
@kvanh he got penalized for the slide. Seems like you feel since he’s muslim he should get special treatment unlike others & not get penalty — pink for the girls (@LisaMisak) September 30, 2014
@branillionaire Muslims behead people and you want to compare them to tim tebow..didn’t know tebow called for people of other’s faith to die
— steven hunt (@aces3123) September 30, 2014
@splcenter Religion has NOTHING to do with football!!
— Ron Simpson (@rgspol) September 30, 2014
@splcenter Why can’t he pray?! You have the right not to.
— Cathleen (@KnwWhoULve) September 30, 2014
Abdullah was asked by 610 Sports Radio about the penalty after the game. He was pretty sure it was because of the slide. “I got carried away,” he admitted.
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