Sports fans across the country were left shocked and concerned when a video of legendary former NFL quarterback Drew Brees appeared to get struck by lightning while filming a commercial for the sportsbook PointsBet in Venezuela.
In the footage, you can see Brees surrounded by a camera crew, with tons of thunder and lightning going on in the background.
All of a sudden, you hear a loud crack of thunder and everything goes white, directly where Brees was standing.
It seriously looks like the lightning struck right next to Brees.
Estrella de la @NFL@drewbrees fue impactado por un relámpago en el Catatumbo mientras grabábamos un comercial al sur del lago de Maracaibo. Pasó hace unas horas. Más información en breve… pic.twitter.com/b8PQdRpdtN
Sportsbook is doing a publicity stunt and released this fake video of Drew Brees to convince people he got struck by lightning and potentially died to promote “lightning bets”. Lame. pic.twitter.com/l9COkaWCrH
The plan: Create a fake, viral video of Drew Brees getting struck by lighting. And then acting like he really did by sending out a weird press release, when the video gets out. pic.twitter.com/X2TeiZlPfX