No, Philip Rivers Didn’t Punch a Bird Out of the Air Last Night (GIF and Tweets)
People don’t really know much about Phillip Rivers, which is probably why it’s so easy for the rumor to spread that he punched a bird in celebration during last night’s Steelers-Chargers game.
Now, it’s not clear to me why someone would punch a bird to celebrate…anything, but that didn’t stop Twitter from making the assumption that he did, when really, all he did was toss a glove up in the air and punch it.
It’s still funny to see people’s reactions. They’re not angry. Just confused and kind of impressed that he did it.
Here’s the clip:
DID PHILIP RIVERS PUNCH A BIRD? pic.twitter.com/NykpyoAKox
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) October 13, 2015
All caps…DID PHILIP RIVERS PUNCH A BIRD?
Lol I knew I wasn’t seeing things. Rivers blasted that bird. — Zachary (@zathomas1930) October 13, 2015
But you were seeing things, Zachary! That was a glove.
Anyway, Twitter was abuzz about this for 90 seconds until everyone realized that they were impatient idiots for jumping the gun about such a ridiculous thing.