Let the American get the story right.
The NFL for some crazy reason decided a while ago that players could not celebrate in the end zone after a score. How dumb can you be!!! So they get penalized for being happy. Whoopiedamndoo.
Many players will get on their knees to pray ( makes no sense but they do). Maybe they are innocent enough to be happy to play.
I still appreciate any gesture that a person makes to give thanks to God.