In between learning the playbook and getting into game-shape, the Cleveland Browns coaching staff may want to take a moment to teach their players about proper plane etiquette and how to show some class.
They obviously know little about either, based on a recent report making its way around the internet.
According to a note from FlyerTalk (via Live And Let’s Fly), the Cleveland Browns players totally “trashed” their United Airlines plane during their charter flight from Greenbriar, West Virginia to Cleveland.
The Browns were in Greenbriar for their training camp, and after getting dropped off in Cleveland, the 757-300 jet that was carrying the team was scheduled to fly into Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia — where it would then take passengers on flight UA1893 to San Francisco.
However, according to passengers on flight UA1893, they were told that the flight was delayed because the plane was “trashed” by a professional sports team during an earlier flight.
According to witnesses, the pilot got on the microphone and apologized “multiple times saying it was the most disgusting he’s seen a plane in his career.” Reports indicate that the plane was full of “garbage, spilled food and drink everywhere, etc.”
It wasn’t hard to figure out which sports team was responsible for the disaster. Not only do flight trackers show the plane going from Greenbriar (where the Browns held their training camp), to Cleveland, then to Washington Dulles Airport, but it was also reported that “special menus with the Cleveland Browns logo were found in seatback pockets.”
In the end, the flight to San Francisco was delayed 36 minutes at takeoff. The pilot was able to make up some time in the air, however, getting the people to their destination just 14 minutes later than their scheduled arrival.
As for the Browns, they’ll kick off their preseason with the Hall of Fame game against the New York Jets on Thursday. Hopefully the players won’t embarrass themselves like they did during their latest team flight.
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