|Husain Abdullah pictured above praying after TD. Photo provided by USA Today's, Denny Medley|
By Jasmine Roziers
Husain Abdullah, a Kansas City Chiefs football player was fined for his celebration after scoring a touchdown Monday night during a game against the New England Patriots . The NFL has rules against excessive celebration; however, according to Yahoo Sports, the rule for excessive celebration technically does not work in Abdullah's case. "The excessive celebration rule is actually kind of vague with players." The safety was flagged 15 yards after he knelt down to the ground to praise Allah. NFL has been in the media lately for controversies, so this is not their first time in the past two months that fans have called the NFL out on their rules and regulations. Yahoo Sports, also makes a point in that, "The unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Abdullah received sparked a quick outrage on Twitter where it was noted that plenty of Christian players mark their scores with a sign of deference, reflection or tribute to their higher power." Several players from Tim Tebow to Brandon Marshall have made religious celebrations after touch downs. Why is it that Abdullah is fined, but the other athletes of a different religion have not been? However, the NFL admitted the mistake earlier today and said they should not have punished Abdullah. The photo above was courtesy of USA Today.