TSA Spills Ashes Of NFL Player's Mother During Luggage Inspection

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New York Giants defensive lineman A.J. Francis is not happy with the Transportation Security Administration after they mishandled his checked bag which contained the ashes of his mother. The TSA will occasionally search checked bags for explosives or other contraband. If they search your bag, they will put a "notice of baggage inspection" inside so you know that agents opened and went through the contents of your luggage.

That's what happened with Francis' bag and he shared a photo of the contents in it in an expletive-laden tweet directed at the TSA. 

Hey you pieces of s*** 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 f****** job


Francis' tweet was brought to the attention of @AskTSA, the customer service account for the TSA. They replied and offered an apology in two tweets

1: We're very sorry to hear about this. We understand the emotional stress travelers are under when transporting the remains of a loved one. Our policies and procedures focus on ensuring that all passengers are treated with dignity, respect and courtesy.

2: Our officers are trained to handle your carry-on and checked property with care. Out of respect for the deceased, under no circumstances should the container be opened. Please accept our apologies and our condolences.

Francis did not accept their apology, replying to the TSA's tweet saying "Under all circumstances f*** yourself."

He later clarified that he had no issue with them searching his bag, but said it was "asinine & irresponsible" for them not to ensure the lid was put back on the ashes properly.

The craziest part of this @TSA a***is that I dont even care that they checked it... they were just being cautious, & I can understand that. But to not ensure that it won’t spill back into my bag after you put it back in is the most asinine & irresponsible s***I have ever seen.

Photo: Getty Images


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