Oh come on..
Earlier this season, former Giants quarterback Eli Manning hilariously gave the double bird to a national audience during his and Peyton Manning’s telecast of a Monday Night Football Game.
Apparently not everyone found it hilarious.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received three complaints after the incident, according to TMZ. Manning was giving an example of what young Eagles fans would do to him when the Giants traveled to Philadelphia to play their divisional rivals.
Although both Eli and Peyton apologized for the expletive gesture, TMZ obtained some written complaints from the disgruntled viewers:
“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.
It’s unlikely Eli Manning will face any serious repercussions.