On Monday, I shared my thoughts on the whole “Stevie Johnson angrily tweets to God” story. Later that night, God and football intersected again… in an equally ridiculous fashion.
As you can see in the video above, Ronnie Hastie quickly kneeled in the end-zone and pointed heavenward after scoring a touchdown. It didn’t seem excessive, and it didn’t seem to draw attention to himself- and yet he was given a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.
One has to wonder why the referee was so quick with the flag. I would like to commend the young man for not making a huge deal out of a stupid situation. You don’t seem him crying about “religious persecution”- only that he’ll do his praying on the sideline out of respect for the rules. Way to be the bigger man.