Drew brees lightning video has surfaced on the internet since Thursday, gaining a lot of attention. It turns out the video was a marketing stunt. Let’s find out more about it.
After a fabricated video of the 43-year-old sportsman Drew Brees appearing to be struck by lightning went viral on Friday morning, former NFL quarterback Drew Brees stated that he is doing fine.
Brees assured everyone that he was okay and that he was not struck by lightning.
In the video footage circulating on the internet, Brees is seen standing in front of a camera crew in produced footage, which was first posted on Thursday night. Then, lightning strikes him, and the image disappears.
Social media users had expressed worry that Brees might be in danger before the all-clear.
PointsBet tweeted on Friday morning, ‘We are aware of the media coverage regarding PointsBet brand ambassador Drew Brees. We are in contact with Brees’ team, and we’ll keep an eye on things over the next few hours. We won’t be adding any more commentary at this time.’
To let fans in on some fun with Brees, PointsBet swiftly posted a video of the NFL icon, which hit a somewhat embarrassing note.
The video’s sharing account stated, ‘NFL star @drewbrees gets hit by Lightning in Catatumbo while filming a promotional video… More info in a few minutes.’
On Friday morning, PointsBet posted a written statement to Twitter stating that they were aware of the video and announcing the prank, adding that they are in communication with Brees’ team.
The Post has contacted PointsBet for further information. Brees, 43, will one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In a 20-year career with the Chargers and Saints from 2001 to 2020, he passed for more than 80,000 yards and 571 touchdowns.
He was the Saints’ quarterback in Super Bowl XLIV, where they defeated the Colts 31-17. He was named the AP Offensive Player of the Year twice, had 13 Pro Bowl appearances, and won the title twice.
Drew Brees’s lightning video was a publicity Stunt.
It turns out that the video was a gaming company’s marketing gimmick. To assure everyone that Drew Brees was good and that he did not get struck by lightning, Brees texted ESPN’s Saints reporter Kat Terrell.
Later, the gambling business acknowledged that the lightning strike was a PR gimmick.
Brees had earlier in the week mentioned that he was going to a “top-secret location” to shoot a commercial for a sportsbook.
The Catatumbo River in Venezuela, which is well known for the amount of lightning it receives, was revealed to be the site of the video uploaded above, which was one reason the viral video became much more credible.
He replied, ‘I just wanted to jump on and let you know I’m alive and well, here in Cataumbo, Venezuela, which by the way is the most active hotspot for lightning in the world. And I’m literally vibrating with excitement since PointsBet is offering free lightning bets to customers all week long.’
Lightning bets are live in-game wagers that allow users to place bets on quick outcomes, such as whether the current drive in a football game will result in a touchdown. PointsBet provides promotions for these kinds of bets.