A.J. Francis
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New York Giants defensive tackle A.J. Francis went on a wild Twitter rant involving TSA and his mother Carrie. 

New York Giants defensive tackle A.J. Francis took to Twitter on Monday to express his displeasure to the Transportation Security Administration, whose apparent mishandling of important luggage incurred his social media wrath.

The first-year Giant returned home from a week in Arkansas and California, commemorating the life of his mother Carrie, who passed away at 46 last month. Francis had announced the trip, taken with friends and family in an Instagram post on Monday.

On Twitter, however, Francis directed a series of angry admonishments to the TSA, which had inspected his bag and, apparently, the urn containing his mother’s ashes.

A posted photo shows ashes all over Francis’ clothing, accompanied by a profanity-laced message.

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A TSA service account replied to Francis’ tweet, offering an apology and condolences, adding that “out of respect for the deceased, under no circumstances should the container be opened.” Francis did not accept the apology, replying only “Under all circumstances f*** yourself.”

While many fans were quick to offer condolences and support to Francis, other users callously instead tried to inquire why he stored the urn in his carry-on baggage.

Francis stated that he did not have the death certificate necessary for carrying ashes on the plane. He also stated in another reply that he didn’t want anyone fired for the gaffe, only for the agency to acknowledge its mistake.


Francis signed with the Giants in May. They will be his sixth NFL team, having spent time with the Washington Redskins last season.

He ended the season with a season-high six tackles in Washington’s season finale against the Giants in East Rutherford.

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