According to View co-host Rosie O’Donnell, the NFL is “propelling us to war,” thanks to a Muslim player being penalized on Monday Night Football.
Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Husain Abdullah intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown against the Patriots. Upon entering the endzone, he fell down and prayed. A flag was thrown for unsportsmanlike conduct. The NFL has since said that a flag shouldn’t have been thrown.
From one isolated accidental flag, O’Donnell believes that the NFL is a perpetuator of Muslim fear.
“Yes. I think as a nation we are. I think that, you know, it propels us to war,” she began. “You have to rally the country in order to bomb a country that did nothing to you and you need to rally them and so that’s what I think that was.”
The radical Islamic ISIS is doing nothing to us? Not beheading American journalists?
O’Donnell went on to say,
“Anyone is allowed to represent their joy in whatever way possible for two minutes on a football field and I think it’s anti-Muslim bias.”
Actually, a player is restricted in many ways from celebrating on the field, and players other than Abdullah are often penalized for it. In this instance, the NFL has since admitted that it was the wrong call.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom