Drew Brees Fake Lightning Strike Commercial Backfires Terribly, Makes Fans Extremely Angry

Drew Brees giving speech

The viral video of Drew Brees getting struck by lightning is apparently a poorly done hoax.

On Friday morning, a video showing Brees getting struck by lightning while filming a commercial for Pointsbet went viral on the Internet.

Pointsbet released a statement that worried fans who were concerned with Brees’ well-being.

Saints beat writer Kat Terrell texted Brees and the QB confirmed that he had been struck by lightning.

The fake lightning strike video was apparently to promote Pointsbet new “lightning bets” feature.

NFL fans were furious with Pointsbet and crushed the gambling company for attempting to get viral buzz by making people thing Brees was injured.

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