Phillip Rivers was celebrating a touchdown on Monday night when cameras caught him throwing a punch in the air and connecting with what appeared at first glance to be a bird.
On closer inspection the item is actually the glove Rivers wears on his non-throwing hand during a game, but that did not stop the internet from running with the bird narrative.
Lol I knew I wasn't seeing things. Rivers blasted that bird.— Zachary (@zathomas1930) October 13, 2015
Aside from the fact that it would be very mean to punch a bird, people seem to be failing to take into account that it would be almost impossibe to succeed in punching a bird mid-flight.