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NFL: Chiefs' Abdullah shouldn't have been penalized for Muslim prayer

Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged during Monday night's game after he kneeled for a Muslim prayer after returning an interception for a touchdown. Abdullah, a practicing Muslim, was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct after the pick-six during the Chiefs 41-14 rout of the New England Patriots in Kansas City. Tuesday morning, the league said the penalty should not have been issued. "Abdullah should not have been penalized. Officiating mechanic is not to flag player who goes to ground for religious reasons," said Michael Signora, vice president of communications for the NFL. The penalty stirred controversy on social media, many saying Christian players are ...

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