Now that’s just cold.
American Airline has issued an regret to two pro basketball players who were kicked off an aircraft after a airline stewardess alleged them of embezzling blankets.
An airline spokesperson had reaffirmed that Marquis Teague and Trahson Burrell of the Memphis Hustle boarded the South Dakota-bound flight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Sunday.
Two first-class fares sided the NBA G tournament actors their rugs as they headed to their tushes in instruct. But the warm gesture was torn apart by a airline stewardess who alleged the athletes of stealing the rugs before forced into off the plane.
The rep said an airline director rationalized to the players for the disturbance, adding that Burrell and Teague later operated first class to their end in Sioux Falls, SD.
The flight was operated by Envoy Air, nonetheless this incident comes weeks on the ends of AA announcing that it will implement implicit-bias training for its employees.
The decision, announced by Chief executive Doug Parker last-place month, was in response to the NAACP issuing a travel advisory for AA back in October. The association reported uncovering “a pattern of perturbing happens reported by African-American passengers, ” and mentioned the accident advocate a “corporate culture of racial insensitivity and a possible ethnic bias.”
We guess that first class training didn’t kick in just yet…
At least the players seem to be taking the incident in jest. On Thursday, Hustle instruct Glynn Cyprien tweeted out a photograph of the two operating manager once again — this time, with a blanket in hand 😛 TAGEND
Ha! Stay warm up there!
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