On Tuesday, NBC's Today seized on accusations of anti-Muslim bias in the NFL after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was hit with a 15-yard penalty after appearing to pray in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots Monday night. This was the same network that censored any mention of the Islamic extremism of an Oklahoma man who beheaded a co-worker on Thursday.
In the Tuesday segment, co-host Carson Daly touted people rushing to denounce the NFL:
And people on social media were all over this, saying that it was because he's a practicing Muslim. So here we go, Arsalan writes in, "Brandon Marshall gets on knees & raises hands to Jesus after TD..No penalty..Husain Abdullah bows to Mecca..15 yards!" The memes started to come in, "Tim Tebow gets a trademark, Husain gets a 15-yard penalty." Some tweets were going crazy, here's Nabila writing in, "Husain trending, nice to see people recognizing the absurdity." [Listen to the audio]