Eli manningit’s no J Lo and Shakira … because the infamous “double bird” salute from New York Giants legend on “Monday Night Football” resulted in 3 pissed off viewers who filed complaints with the FCC.
Remember, EM blundered on ESPN 2’s “Manningcast” in September while discussing how ruthless Philadelphia Eagles fans are… claiming he would be bowled over by young fans and giving visuals of what exactly that looked like.
Manning later apologized … but that didn’t stop people from writing to the Federal Communications Commission about the salvation, with one viewer calling him disgusting and calling for him to be punished.
“On ESPN ‘Monday Night Football’ Eli Manning used profane gestures that were contemptible and unacceptable and fines should be imposed,” the West Chester, PA viewer said in the complaint. “Young Americans should never be exposed to something like this, 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 were young children watching this show last night. “
“The FCC should take all appropriate enforcement action against Mr. Manning and / or ESPN for Mr. Manning’s conduct to hold them accountable for sending the message that this type of behavior (even if he told a story ) is not acceptable, including all appropriate fines. “
A viewer from Tumwater, WA went so far as to demand that Eli be banned from the airwaves.
To compare, 3 is far from being the 1,312 complaints who poured in after Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl LIV halftime show … with many complaining about the sexual nature of some of the dances.
The ‘Manningcast’ has had a few other slippages in the past … with Travis Kelce drop an S bomb and Swamp lynch let the f word slip.
Apologies to the 3 people who couldn’t sleep on a few fingers at night.