– by Eno Adeogun
An NBC commentator has been forced to defend himself for saying American football player Nick Foles played well because of his Christian faith, after online criticism.
“If he credited a coach for saying ‘stay calm and be confident’ that’s good. But if he tells me Christ says that to him, I shouldn’t report it???”
Dungy reported that Foles told him God had “a special moment” coming up for him and his team.He was also accused online by one Twitter user of undermining Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is also a Christian.
Replying, Dungy tweeted: “[I] didn’t say anything about Brady. [I] didn’t make any comparisons. [I] didn’t say God wanted the Eagles to win. [I] said Foles’ faith in Christ played a role in him playing so well.”
Since leading the Philadelphia Eagles to victory over the New England Patriots and being named Most Valuable Player in the process, Foles has revealed he wants to become a pastor.
Speaking after picking up the sport’s greatest prize, he said: “I wouldn’t be out here without Jesus in my life.”
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Article source: www.premier.org.uk