Earlier today U.S. Airways tweeted out a very raunchy photo — inappropriate even if you live on a pirate ship — for all the word to see. It showed a woman, um, pleasuring herself with a model airplane (see it here if you must), and was up for nearly an hour before being removed. Twitter of course went nuts, and those in the world of sports — mostly in the media — were at the forefront.
Here now, the best sports-related Twitter responses to the U.S. Airways tweet.
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) April 14, 2014
And the plane, hopefully. RT @USAirways: We apologize for an inappropriate image shared in one of our responses. We’ve removed the tweet.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) April 14, 2014
They found the man responsible for the inappropriate US Airways tweet: pic.twitter.com/8EkQr4jNuy
— Russell Hainline (@RussellHFilm) April 14, 2014
.@USAirways not picured: Aldon Smith
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) April 14, 2014
I'm scared to ask @USAirways what they're serving in their kosher meal for Passover tonight.
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) April 14, 2014
US Airways tweet stumbled onto the perfect ending for "Lost" several years too late.
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) April 14, 2014
Everyone's blaming US Airways for the offense when the real problem was in air traffic control.
— Ted Berg (@OGTedBerg) April 14, 2014
Just saw on CNN that divers are about to go down to find the @USAirways plane.
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) April 14, 2014
"This is Don Lemon reporting from the labia majora for CNN's coverage of US Airways."
— Ashley Burns (@MayorBurnsy) April 14, 2014
What The US Airways Tweet Gets Wrong About Plane Travel
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 14, 2014
Can you think of worse job than social media person for US Airways anyway? This firing is gonna be the best thing to ever happen to them.
— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) April 14, 2014
— Jon Eiseman (@Jon_Eiseman) April 14, 2014
.@USAirways Try Snapchat?
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) April 14, 2014
This U.S. Airways deal can't be an accident. There is a plane in the picture, so clearly angry social media intern, right?
— Kevin Zimmerman (@offensivelyfoul) April 14, 2014
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) April 14, 2014
I could have gone my whole life without seeing that u.s. airways photo hit my timeline.
— Vikings Fan Page (@Kevin_VFP) April 14, 2014
Here's hoping CNN does not go 24/7 on today's US Airways plane story.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) April 14, 2014
In U.S. Airways defense, there wasn't a clearly defined landing strip.
— Bill Mc7 (@BillMc7) April 14, 2014
That's a pretty innovative de-icing routine, US Airways.
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) April 14, 2014
I am actually aboard the US Airways plane. Wifi is still working and everyone is pretty chill. pic.twitter.com/ym7kgYYWjX
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) April 14, 2014
— Zach Woosley (@GingeFC) April 14, 2014
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) April 14, 2014
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 14, 2014
Why @USAirways should not have to delete that tweet, and the future of customer service in the 21st century. MY COLUMN:
— Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) April 14, 2014
— Butter Chicken (@MrButterChicken) April 14, 2014
— Bitter Herb (@WeberKing) April 14, 2014