Legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees goes via one thing of a whirlwind after an ill-advised resolution. First a video exhibiting Brees being struck by lighting went viral with many believing the New Orleans Saints legend was fortunate to be alive following the incident.
Nonetheless, Brees himself confirmed in a subsequent video that the video was a publicity stunt for PointsBet USA, with the platform now providing “lightning bets” that may enable customers to make in-game wagers.
“I might say that is most likely one of many worst choices he is made as a public determine.” Patrick Rishe, director of the sports activities enterprise program at Washington College in St. Louis stated after the clarification.
Brees incurs wrath of Lightning Strike and Electrical Shock Survivors Worldwide
The previous quarterback additionally angered a not-for-profit referred to as Lightning Strike and Electrical Shock Survivors Worldwide (LSESSI), which is a company that helps precise survivors of lightning strikes.
The group laid into Brees stating that his actions are disrespectful to anybody who has really gone via the ordeal.
“The latest Drew Brees lightning business is an inappropriate, disgusting methodology of selling playing or any TV business marketing campaign,” an official assertion from the LSESSI group reads.
This can be a lethal harm, and it’s disappointing to see the continuous ridicule of lightning and electrical harm survivors in comical gentle during which it’s offered for business achieve and revenue.
“To poke enjoyable at these of us and make this harm trivial is unacceptable, and what instance does it set for our kids to study?
“As a survivor, that is very disturbing, the thoughtlessness on the a part of the members who’re making an attempt to revenue from tragedy is exceptional. A lot progress via exhausting work and training has been made during the last twenty years to decrease the lightning/electrical deaths and danger of harm via training and knowledgeable data of the risks.
“There are lots of teams working to teach the general public and assist survivors, this business nullifies all their work and encourages unsafe practices to most of the people. And all for playing … Lightning Bets? How ignorant are you able to presumably be?”
Brees is but to handle the backlash.