Whether on land, in air or at sea, the New York Giants aren’t leaving a very good impression these days.
And if that didn’t raise your eyebrows, this certainly will: According to the New York Post, the Giants reportedly left such a mess on their return flight from Green Bay to Newark on Sunday night that United Airlines had to delay the plane’s next flight to London by more than three hours.
Mark Kropf, a passenger waiting to board United Flight 934 to London’s Heathrow Airport, told the Post the pilot came out and told passengers the plane “needed extra help repairing and cleaning the interior.”
“Another 30 minutes passed and the gate agent told us it was the Giants that destroyed the biz class cabin, and we saw service personnel walking countless seat cushions off the plane,” Kropf continued.
“Upon entering the business class cabin, the cleaning scent only partially masked the alcohol smell. I had popcorn, chewing tobacco and other food crumbs on my seat.”
Gordon Allott, CEO of a New York-based tech firm, emailed the Post from the plane while waiting for takeoff: “We are about 2.5 hours delayed. We were told the Giants had this plane last night and trashed it. Which is the cause of the delay.”
British television host Sian Welby also weighed in from the flight, which was supposed to depart Newark at 8:30 a.m. ET but instead took off at 11:47 a.m.
The Giants denied the report, while United blamed the flight’s 3-hour, 17-minute delay on a “mechanical issue.”
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