Eli Manning is under some fire, but just a little bit.
A certain hand gesture by the former New York Giants quarterback almost over a month ago has led to three complaints being filed to the FCC, according to TMZ.
“On ESPN ‘Monday Night Football’ Eli Manning used profane gestures that were despicable and unacceptable and fines should be levied,” the viewer from West Chester, PA said in the complaint. “Young Americans should never be exposed to something like that, it was disgusting.”
Another wrote … “Mr. Manning’s actions are offensive to me as a viewer. It was also offensive as a Philadelphia native and sports fan. There was young children watching that broadcast last evening.”
“The FCC should take all appropriate enforcement actions against Mr. Manning and/or ESPN for Mr. Manning’s conduct to hold them accountable to send the message that that type of behavior (even if he was re-telling a story) is not acceptable, including all appropriate fines.”
A viewer from Tumwater, WA went as far as to demand Eli get banned from the airwaves.
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Peyton egged Eli into mimicking the gesture, live on the air.
Eli: “You’re getting the double bird right away from a 9-year-old kid.”
Peyton: “Do it, do it.”
Eli: “I would give the bird — I don’t know, can we do that? I’m sure you can blur that out, right?”
ESPN could not blur out Manning’s double bird.
ICYMI: Eli Manning flips the double bird during the #MNF Manningcast while telling an anecdote about how young Philadelphia Eagles fans used to give him the middle finger from each hand. pic.twitter.com/381LmnLHto
— Bet Any Sports (@betanysportsEU) September 28, 2021
Eli Manning being the athlete in this situation is still pretty funny. Eli did apologize for his double bird flipping.
If you don’t at least get a few FCC complaints you’re not doing your job…