What an ironic twist. In the same month the NFL is trying to restore its image off-the-field, its latest guffaw happened on the field, in just a moment’s time. The NFL has admitted it was wrong to penalize Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim, for going to his knees in a gesture known as sujood, as we saw famously during Algeria’s H World Cup match this summer, after he scored a touchdown in Monday's win over the New England Patriots. As NFL spokesman Michael Signora stated, “Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d) states 'players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations or demonstrations while on the ground.' However, the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play."
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