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#pounditSaturday, April 10, 2021

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.”

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:

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:

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.


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