It looks like all has been forgiven and forgotten in the case of EA Sports’ recent religious blunder, as it relates to UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.
As noted earlier this week, Nurmagomedov took to social media to call out the video game company in regards to his post-fight celebration in the new UFC 2 game.
The celebration has Nurmagomedov currently making a “cross” gesture, which as “The Eagle” points out, is against his Muslim religion.
“I’m a MUSLIM and not Baptized. Please EA Sports edit my after fight celebration. I have a lot of Muslim fans and you have to respect it,” wrote Nurmagomedov on Twitter when first noticing the mistake in the game.
Since then, EA Sports has taken to social media to apologize to the UFC contender and inform him that the issue will be fixed. They posted the following on Instagram:
“Hello Khabib. Just wanted to reach out and let you know that we’ve seen your concern in regards to your after fight celebration. We’ve informed our development team about this issue and will change the celebration in our next update. Apologies if this has offended you in any way.”
Nurmagomedov then responded with the following comments:
“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.”