NFL player Husain Abdullah ‘gets penalty for praying’

An American Muslim NFL player has been penalised after celebrating a touchdown by dropping to his knees in prayer.

Husain Abdullah scored for the Kansas City Chiefs as they defeated the New England Patriots 41-14.

Officials penalised him for breaking “excessive celebration” rules by sliding on his knees and pressing his forehead to the ground after scoring.

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Husain Abdullah (Number 39) returns an interception for a touchdown against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (Number 12) in the second half of the NFL football game in Kansas City.

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