Luke Bryan’s Volunteer Punch

Luke Bryan apparently doesn’t like it when someone flips him the ol’ bird.  Videos circulating the ‘Net appear to show the country star reacting to a raised middle finger by slapping the owner of the dissing digit.

Photo: Joe Lemke
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.

The incident took place during last night’s at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The Tennessean reports that “Bryan walked to the edge of the stage, and said ‘Come on.’”  At that point, as captured in several videos posted on the internet, Bryan appears to slap the fan with the same hand he’s using to hold the mic.

The following statement was released by Bryan’s camp this morning, according to The Tennessean.

“A man in front row was making crude hand gestures toward Luke during his performance.  It was insulting not only to him, but more importantly to the men, women and families sitting around him who were there to support and celebrate Charlie Daniels and the efforts of raising money for the military veterans – some of who were in the audience.  The concert security personnel saw the man’s disruptive actions of the event and he was escorted out.”