Ain’t no party like an Enterprise party
The Secret Whistle — Capturing Something
Another week done, another PR disaster for the NFL.
This one came in the middle of Monday Night Football, after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah returned an interception for a touchdown. Abdullah is a practicing Muslim — he even skipped an entire football season to make a pilgrimage to Mecca — and prostrated himself in the end zone in prayer. The result? A 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration.
It has actually been ruled that going to your knees after a touchdown (or taking both of your feet off of the ground in some other way) is excessive celebration (which gets flagged under the name unsportsmanlike conduct). This rule has existed for some time and the players are aware of it. However, they do say that it is legal for people to go to both knees for religious reasons. What I believe happened is the referee that called the penalty did not recognize that this player was engaged in a religious act (and you can see that he does slide for a long time before he bends down to pray). I strongly doubt there was any malice intended.
Now that’s a proper business hug.
that’s it that’s the whole series
"Sounds like that dream you had helped you sort things out.""I suppose it did. But I have begun to wonder…"
I PUSHED HIM INTO THE HAY AND NOW HE’S STUCK AND CAN’T GET OUT I’M LAUGHING SO HARD