TSA Spills NFL Player’s Mother’s Ashes All Over His Suitcase After Search

A.J. Francis is a nose tackle for the New York Giants NFL football team. He took to Twitter after a recent flight to express his outrage over how his belongings were handled by the TSA. In addition to examining the player’s luggage, TSA officials opened Francis’ mother’s ashes and neglected to properly close the ashes, causing them to spill all over his luggage.

Francis was understandably furious at the way his mother’s remains were treated. He wrote on Twitter saying, “Hey you pieces of s— at @TSA next time you a–holes 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—ing job”  He posted a picture of the spilled ashes on his clothing along with the “notice of baggage inspection” left by the TSA.

The TSA responded using their AskTSA Twitter account. They tweeted a 2 part response the first part read: “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.”

The second part read, “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 replied, “Under all circumstances f— yourself.” He later tweeted, “The craziest part of this @TSA s**t 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**t I have ever seen.”

To which the TSA replied “We want to look further into this. Please let us know which airport you traveled through, as well as the airline and flight information.”


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