The NFL admits that the referees in Monday nights Kansas City vs. New England game made a mistake when they penalized Chiefs DB Husain Abdullah for praying after he scored a TD on an interception return.
Abdullah and the Chiefs were penalized 15-yards for an unsportsman like conduct penalty after he slid to his knees and bowed down in the end zone for a brief Muslim prayer.
The NFL rulebook says "Players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations or demonstrations while on the ground".
But the league also said that rule should not apply to expressions of religious freedom.
The call did not have any affect on the game, the Chiefs obliterated the hapless Patriots 41-14 in Kansas City.
Our pals at the 4-letter won't embed the highlights, so we had to search for video of said celebration. It's vertical video, but video never the less...