Full disclosure: I am a Kansas City Chiefs fan. So it was with constant, uninterrupted joy that I watched Monday's molly-whopping of the New England Patriots by my hometown team.
Uninterrupted, at least, until a wee little mistake by the referees in the fourth quarter. After the Chiefs' Husain Abdullah snagged an interception and ran it for a touchdown, he immediately slid to the ground and prayed to Allah. A yellow penalty flag flew, giving the Patriots 15 yards on the ensuing possession. The subsequent touchdown made no difference -- the final score was 41-14 -- but it was worrisome that a player was penalized for praying on both knees (as Muslims do) while Christian players often drop to a knee in prayer without penalty.
However, the National Football League did the right thing and rescinded the call Tuesday morning, the closest thing to an apology a player will get from the league.