Publisher EA has issued an apology to Muslim UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, after the sportsman raised religious concerns regarding his character in EA Sports UFC 2.
In the sports brawler, Nurmagomedov can be seen making the Christian sign of the cross as a celebration animation, leading the undefeated Lightweight to post the following message via Twitter a few days ago.
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
Issuing an apology to Nurmagomedov directly, EA acknowledged the error before confirming that a fix will be released imminently.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s celebration animation will be amended in a future update for EA Sports UFC 2.