A cleric from the local mosque was invited to oversee the sacrifice and published a picture of the unfortunate black sheep being led out onto the pitch on a cart.
Hours before the Scottish champions arrived at the Astana Arena for a training session on the plastic pitch, the Kazakhstan side had again killed a sheep in order to bring them good luck.
The sacrifice took place at a tunnel in the corner of the stadium before the Shakhter players were put through their paces by coach Viktor Kumykov, who was later coy about the “tradition.”
The Celtic manager was asked about the home side’s unusual pre-match ritual at his press conference and said: “You have to respect that. It is a different culture. Players have their own superstitions.
“We have a very diverse group of players from different parts of the world, different religions and you respect that. They have their own individual way of preparing for a game.
Source: The Telegraph
The vesti.kz website said a cleric from the local mosque was invited to oversee the sacrifice and published a picture of the unfortunate black sheep being led out onto the pitch on a cart.
In many Muslim majority countries like Kazakhstan, the ritual slaughter of a sheep is seen as bringing good fortune ahead of a major event. The meat from the slaughtered sheep is then often distributed among the poor.
Source: Fox News.
For the past decade World sport has been developed into a religion. Both players and supporters worship idols and money.
That Muslim football players in Kazakstan offered a sheep is interesting. The “god” of the Muslims do demand blood sacrifices. But can not accept the blood of the Messiah.
Muslims who reject the blood of Jesus, needs to bring other forms of blood to their “god”. Just like Moloch, or Baal demands.
In Islamic nations, the Muslims even sacrifice their own brethren, to please “god”. When the blood is flowing in the streets of Islamabad or Bagdad, they shout of joy “allah U akbar”.
2000 years ago, the living God offered mankind a better solution. The blood of Jesus.
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
Any man who summit to the Lordship of King Jesus, do no longer have to lift his hand on anybody. The blood of the Lamb of God has paid for all sins, and redeemed us. All sins are forgiven. Washed away, once and for all. Amen.
If you can accept this, you will be saved.
Written by Ivar