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Ronnie Hastie, High School Running Back, Flagged For Pointing To Heavens (VIDEO)


First Posted: 12/01/10 10:31 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

Tumwater High School running back Ronnie Hastie scored a touchdown on a 23-yard run in the second quarter of the team's 63-27 2A state semifinal win over East Valley in Washington on Monday night.

After Hastie scored, he dropped to one knee and pointed to the heavens. The referee threw a flag and said it was unsportsmanlike conduct.

"It's usually one or two seconds long," Hastie reportedly said, explaining that he has pointed up as a gesture to God after every touchdown he has scored. "It's something I've done as a tradition."

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