Robert Sayegh, Brooklyn Brute, Booted From Plane for F-Word
On his way from the Detroit Metro Airport (home of legendary swearer Eminem) to Newark, New Jersey (no goddamn introduction necessary), Robert Sayegh was kicked off a flight like a middle-schooler gets asked to leave the classroom. "What's taking so fucking long to close the overhead compartments?" Sayegh wondered aloud. The plane then taxied to the runway before turning back around to the gate, where police came aboard and left with the bad-mouthed Brooklyner. "I was just kind of talking to the guy sitting next to me. I said, 'What is taking so long?' I said, "What the 'F' is going on?'" Sayegh told the Detroit Free-Press. "I could see if I directed it at [the flight attendant], but I didn't even speak to him." What the fuck?
"I couldn't even believe when they pulled up and the cops got on," Sayegh said. And it's not because he doesn't understand air safety. "My cousin died in 9/11," he added. "If anyone stood up on a plane, I would crush them."
Atlantic Southeast Airlines, part of Delta, has apologized for inconveniencing Sayegh, who says he's considering suing. While waiting for his later flight, he contacted the Detroit media, and finally got home to Brooklyn around 7 p.m. last night.
"We use curse words just like adjectives," he maintained, repping his local color.
Presumably he doesn't use such adjectives while writing children's books.
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