Jordi Alba appears to give Real Madrid fans the middle finger, but doesn't

Barcelona's Jordi Alba celebrated his team's goal against Real Madrid today by apparently shooting the bird towards Real Madrid supporters. Upon closer inspection though, it seems pretty clear that he has his index finger raised.

It appears Jordi Alba needs to find some better ways to expressing his feelings. After Barcelona's Lionel Messi scored a goal against Real Madrid today, Alba joined the celebration and appeared to shoot the bird at Madrid fans...or was he?

Here's what Jordi was doing when he joined the celebration. It kind of look like a middle finger but I think it's his index finger. The lack of clarity from the screen shot makes it difficult to tell for sure, but there's more evidence to look at.

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If you watch this video of the incident frame by frame, it seems to absolve Alba of any wrong doing.

I think. I'm so confused.

Fortunately for Alba, upon further review it looks as if he's ok in this case since I'm fairly certain that he's got his index finger up.

UPDATE: Compelling evidence for index finger here, though he could have switched to the bird seconds later.

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