Twitter reacts to Jose Altuve’s hilariously bad new commercial
Jose Altuve is a six-time All-Star, former MVP, and World Series champion, but he’s probably won’t be getting many accolades for his product pitching.
On Wednesday, the Houston Astros star sent a cryptic tweet indicating that he was fed up and declaring that he was “quitting.”
This is frustrating!!! I can’t take it anymore. No más. I’m quitting!
— Jose Altuve (@JoseAltuve27) November 21, 2018
The next day, Altuve revealed the big mystery: his tweet was part of an ad campaign for DIRECTV. A 30-second spot that Altuve also tweeted out was based around the infielder causing a mad panic when he was overheard saying that he was quitting, only to then reveal that he was merely quitting cable. Take a look:
— Jose Altuve (@JoseAltuve27) November 22, 2018
The fake-out was groan-inducing at best and cringeworthy at worst, leading to some funny Twitter reactions. Here were some of the best ones:
— Matt Leal (@aggiematt235) November 22, 2018
— Edith (@ELermaFaltine) November 22, 2018
I won’t get DirectTV ever now
— Jeremy C Doyle (@Jeremy_C_Doyle) November 22, 2018
Don't ever do that again. Bad Altuve.
— Noah Schreier (@noahjschreier13) November 22, 2018
Bro Jose Altuve finessed all of ushttps://t.co/USpmZOApeD
— Texan Pride (@Astros_Arsenal) November 22, 2018
Altuve will have some bouncing back to do in 2019 after a season where he was hampered by injury and looked a non-factor in the playoffs. But at least Astros fans can rest easy knowing that all of his digital satellite needs are taken care of.