Eli Manning unexpectedly gives the double bird on live ESPN show

‘I’m sure we can blur that out, giusto?’ Eli Manning unexpectedly gives the double bird during live TV interview while recounting story about a naughty young Philly Eagles fan

  • The unexpected moment came on ESPN’s Monday Night Football blowout win for the Dallas Cowboys against the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Eli Manning, who hosts the show with brother Payton, was recounting a story of a nine-year-old Eagles fan flipping him off back in his playing days
  • He raised his two middle fingers at the TV screen, much to the delight of viewers across the county, but to the horror of ESPN’s producers and the FCC
  • Eli apologized for the incident after a commercial break, saying he assumed ESPN would blur his gesture
  • Eli Manning gave the double middle finger to TV viewers while recounting a story about a Philadelphia Eagles fan back in his playing daysmistakenly believing that the offensive gesture could be blurred out during the live interview.

    The incident happened on Monday Night’s ‘ManningCaston ESPN2 when Eli got carried away while recounting a story of a nine-year-old welcoming him to Philadelphia with a double middle finger.

    ‘You go to Philly, you’re getting the double bird from a nine-year-old,’ Eli Manning said during the broadcast of the Dallas Cowboyswin over the Philadelphia Eagle, while holding up his middle finger on both hands.

    ‘I would give the bird – I don’t know, can we do that? I’m sure we can blur that out, giusto?’

    Eli then went on to entertain the audience by showing them what the double bird looks like, raising his two middle fingers at the TV screen, much to the horror of the FCC and ESPN’s producers.








    The incident happened on Monday Night's 'ManningCast' on ESPN2 when Eli got carried away while recounting a story of a nine-year-old welcoming him to Philadelphia with a double middle finger. Image blurred by DailyMail.com

    The incident happened on Monday Night’s ‘ManningCaston ESPN2 when Eli got carried away while recounting a story of a nine-year-old welcoming him to Philadelphia with a double middle finger. Image blurred by DailyMail.com

    Eli Manning (in basso a sinistra) gave the cameras a moment to capture after he showed both of his middle fingers to a live TV audience across the US on ESPN's Monday Night 'ManningCast' Football. Image blurred by DailyMail.com

    Eli Manning (in basso a sinistra) gave the cameras a moment to capture after he showed both of his middle fingers to a live TV audience across the US on ESPN’s Monday Night ‘ManningCastFootball. Image blurred by DailyMail.com

    A commercial break later, Eli offered to apologize and smirkingly said he assumed ESPN2 would have blurred out his one finger salute.

    ‘Earlier I gave the double bird, Mi dispiace, I guess that’s frowned upon,’ Manning said on ESPN2′s Monday Night Football ‘ManningCast.

    ‘That’s what a nine-year-old did to me, I thought I could do it back.

    Most fans and fellow sports professionals on Twitter went into meltdown after the incident, with sports writer Roger Sherman branding Eli a ‘man childafter the stunt.

    ‘At this point I’m like 80 percent sure that Eli currently lives at home with his parents,’ ha twittato.

    Another sportsfan asked on Twitter if Eli Manning ‘just gave America the middle finger?’ while someone else said that his double middle finger is ‘about to be [il] meme of the decade.

    Other users preferred to focus on the fact that Eli’s gesture wasn’t censured, one tweeting: ‘Eli Manning just held up the double middle finger to the camera and they didn’t blur,’ including a laughing emoji.

    Eli, whose brother is Peyton Manning, has always been known to be the outspoken sibling.

    It remains unknown if Eli will face any reprimands for his gesture, either by ESPN or the FCC.

    The ManningCast is becoming increasingly popular among not just NFL fans, but also sports fans, who some will say is more entertaining than the product on the field.

    This week’s show featured LeBron James and Nick Saban prior to Eli’s brief moment of glory.

    After the Cowboy’s blowout 41-21 win over the Eagles, the Manning brothers told their viewers that their weekly chucklefests are taking a three-week hiatus until Week 7 of the NFL season.

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