Drew Brees

Friday, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was seen in a video spreading across social media that appeared to show lightning striking him while filming a commercial in Venezuela.

The whole thing turned out to be a viral stunt to promote PointsBet Sportsbook and while some people were glad to know Brees was okay, many others were annoyed by the very obvious stunt.

One group of people who were especially upset with Brees over the stunt was the Lightning Strike and Electric Shock Survivors International group, which lambasted the former quarterback over the “disgusting” ad.

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.