Colbert admitted he “didn’t even know there were Muslim football players” in the National Football League during Tuesday night’s “Colbert Report.”
His admission came after the NFL penalized a Muslim football player who scored a touchdown and then bowed in the end zone as part of a religious prayer.
“How can they play if they’re not allowed to touch pig skin?” Colbert asked of Muslims. “What’s gonna happen? We’re gonna have to switch to Halal balls.”
Colbert then revealed that the NFL said there shouldn’t have been a penalty on the play.
“No penalty on the play?” Colbert said. “How about ‘holding’ the wrong religious beliefs? We all know football’s a Christian sport. That’s why we have plays like the ‘Hail Mary’ and the ‘Lateral Judas.'”
Colbert then provided a refresher on how “the nation’s game” works.
“Players thank Jesus after every touchdown,” he said. “Then whoever wins is the team Jesus loved more.”
Watch the video below, courtesy of Comedy Central: