When former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning learned of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, he shared the photo below. It was taken at the White House with then-President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, the Queen and the late Prince Philip, and Manning’s wife Ashley Manning.
Manning wrote: “What an honor it was to meet Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. One I will never forget. Her loyalty and service to her country are unrivaled! Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth II.”
More than one fan of Peyton’s noticed President Bush’s tight grasp of Ashley’s hand. Former NFL punter Pat McAfee (Indianapolis Colts) replied: “President George needs to relax.” Another fan claimed Bush was “white knucklin.”
Some fans joked: “George making that sly move on Mrs. Manning,” and “easy George,” while others appreciated the gesture: “I love the hand grasp between your wife and the president.“
Get ready to see more of Peyton: he’s hosting the game show Capital One College Bowl, which airs Fridays at 8 pm on NBC.