The controversy of kneelers and protesters in the NFL is covered with a sort of reverence by many sports analysts, but on the night of the Super Bowl, all of that was eclipsed by the Christian faith of some of the Philadelphia Eagles, particularly their quarterback Nick Foles.

While you probably wouldn’t have heard much commentary on it, NBC Sports analyst and former NFL coach Tony Dungy covered it on Twitter and said something that in modern society is considered taboo…

…he approved of it.

“Congratulations to the Eagles. Nick Foles told me last week that he felt the Lord had him in Philadelphia for a special moment and he played like it tonight,” wrote Dungy.

Dungy also posted a picture of a kid praying with the Eagles, thanking God for their victory, and that it was a positive thing for him to see it.

“After all the celebrations and confetti Justin caught up with the 3 Eagles QBs Nick Foles, Carson Wentz & Nate Sudfeld along with Zach Ertz who scored the winning TD. They were in a room by themselves—praying and thanking God. It was great for him to see that,” he wrote.

As you can imagine, this did not sit well with some people who can’t tolerate the idea of the Christian faith being portrayed in a positive fashion, or worse, portrayed as the reason someone was successful.

Dungy didn’t just let the criticism stand, though. Instead, he stood firm, defended his faith, and defended bringing it up in a mainstream setting.

“NBC pays me to express my opinion,” he wrote. “And it was my opinion that Nick Foles would play well because his Christian faith would allow him to play with confidence. And that he’s a good QB. I think I was right on both counts.”

But Dungy summed up his reporting the faith of players in sports best when he replied to Houston sports reporter Stephanie Stradley. For Dungy and other Christian players, God is as real a coach as the one standing on the sidelines, and if a player lists God as an inspiration for the win, then it’s something that needs to be reported, not hidden because it’s not popular to talk about.

Interestingly enough, the media seems to find it no problem at all to speak on a player’s political standpoints, so long as that standpoint is on the left. Kaepernick and the kneeler’s politics were discussed ad nauseam. Thanks to the consistent injection of leftist politics, and the demonization of those who disagreed, the NFL lost 33 percent of its audience. ESPN, which became more of a political network than a sports network, lost 15,000 subscribers A DAY last October thanks to all of its commentary.

Despite viewers departing in droves, the political commentary continued, with NFL officials and mainstream media sources considering it no big deal to talk about the political beliefs of players who fall in line with the leftist narrative.

Yet the Christian faith comes up, and now we have controversy? Odd.

Perhaps if we heard more about the positive feelings of players’ Christian faith, and less about the negativity of how racist our nation is from rich, successful players, more people would watch.

(h/t: Daily Wire)