HS football player penalized for taking a knee, pointing skyward

A Tumwater (Wash.) High running back was flagged for excessive celebration after he pointed to the heavens following a touchdown run on Monday night, according to several news reports.

TheScroogeReport.com

Running back Ronnie Hastie scored on a 23-yard run and celebrated as he has following each of his touchdowns this year: by pointing to the heavens, according to KOMO News. The field judge then tossed a penalty flag, telling the running back he was trying to draw attention to himself with the celebration.

“That wasn’t the point [of the gesture], so I guess I was a little confused,” Hastie told KOMO News. “I do that to give glory to my Heavenly Father, Jesus. He gives me the strength. He’s the one who gives me these abilities in the first place.”

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