EA Sports UFC 2 is one of the most popular video games on the market right now. However, it seems that the game is going to have an update pretty soon after making a religious mistake with fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The mistake had to do with Nurmagomedov’s post-game win celebration in the game, which shows him making a cross gesture on his chest, which is pretty popular with many fighters. The only bad thing is that Nurmagomedov is from Russia and is a known Muslim.
Nurmagomedov took offense to it and publicly asked the company to edit his celebration in the game.
I'm a MUSLIM and not Baptized. Please @EASPORTSUFC edit my after fight celebration. I have a lot of Muslim fans and you have to respect it.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 19, 2016
The makers of the game quickly reached out to Nurmagomedov, offering a sincere apology to him and saying that the mistake would be fixed as soon as possible.
Я мусульманин.Алхамдулиллагь. Я не имею ничего против Христиан, у каждого человека свой путь в этой жизни, а мой путь это – Ислам. Разработчики этой игры сделали ошибку, но давайте будем честны, все мы ошибаемся в этой жизни и я не держу на них зла, они извинились и пообещали исправить это. Надеюсь следующий раз они учтут какая религия у каждого бойца и не допустят таких ошибок в будущем. I’m Muslim, Alhamdulilah. I have nothing against Christians. Every man in this life has his own way, and my way is Islam. Developers of the game made mistake. Let’s be honest, every human being made mistakes, and I’m not holding a grudge. They apologized and promised to fix it. Hopefully, next time they wouldn’t make mistakes like this, and take account everybody’s religion. @easportsufc @ufc
A photo posted by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Mar 22, 2016 at 1:38am PDT
The lightweight let it be known that he has “nothing against Christians” and that he knows EA Sports made a mistake. Khabib Nurmagomedov forgave the company and it looks like everyone can move on with their lives.
At least this didn’t get as ugly as it could have.
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