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.
Momma told me I could fly, so I did… This past week in Arkansas with my family celebrating my moms life and in Cali with great friends made realize how truly blessed I am not only to be alive but to have so many people in my life who truly care about me. Thank you to everyone who has been reaching out… I love you all! #RIPMom #LA #HappyMonday #IndieArtist #IndieMusic #IndieHipHop #IndieRap #HipHop #Rap #Bars #Music #DC #DMV #Baltimore #BullyClub Waddup!
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.
***Warning: NSFW language:
Hey you pieces of shit at @TSA next time you assholes feel the need to go thru my mother’s ashes for no reason, make sure you close it back so her remains aren’t spilled on all my clothes… the least you pieces of garbage can do is your fucking job pic.twitter.com/GcJDMXvWfO
— FRAN¢ (@AJFrancis410) July 9, 2018
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.
I don’t even want anyone fired… that person made a stupid mistake but they have a family too. I just want TSA to be cognizant if it’s own internal idiocy
— FRAN¢ (@AJFrancis410) July 10, 2018
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.