After Army's 28-13 win over Temple last weekend, the football program posted a video of their locker room celebration which included a short post game prayer together. The video received over 230,000 views and was shared on Facebook over 2,000 times.
That attention drew some criticism as well though, as Mikey Weinstein, the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, told the Associated Press.
After the clip was shared, Weinstein said that he was bombarded with calls, texts and emails from Army West Point graduates, faculty and staff, and six football players. The video has since been edited, and the team praying is no longer shown.
"In this case, Coach Monken chose the wrong time, the wrong place and the wrong manner. He can't tell anybody, put your hand on someone and let's pray. You can't do it, particularly when you're the head coach (of a public school)." Weinstein explained before adding that he expects an apology from coach Monken on the incident.
The edited version of the post game locker room scene can be viewed in the clip.
Head over to the AP article to read more on the situation.