I’m sure you’ve all seen the shocking footage of a doctor being dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville after being ‘re-accommodated’ by security after passengers refused to leave the flight to free up space for airline staff.
It’s led to a host of posts, memes, jokes and photos mocking the airline for their ridiculously heavy-handed treatment.
The spoof ads have started… pic.twitter.com/m0FZxVIxzV
— Simon Head (@simonhead) April 11, 2017
— Patrick Quinn (@PatrickQuinnTV) April 11, 2017
The MMA community weighed in, with MMAFighting shooters Casey Leydon and Esther Lin and photographer/fighter Mike ‘The Truth’ Jackson having a little fun at United’s expense as they prepared to fly with the previously popular carrier.
— E. Casey Leydon (@ekc) April 11, 2017
— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) April 12, 2017
But perhaps the best response came from Rener and Ryron Gracie, who produced a special United Airlines-themed episode of the Gracie Breakdown to show future United passengers how to deal with a similar incident, should it happen to them in future.
UNITED DRAG DEFENSES!!!6 techniques for EVERY traveler taught by Rener Gracie and Ryron Gracie! www.GracieUniversity.com – First 5 online Gracie Jiu-jitsu lessons free for 7 days only!
Posted by Gracie Breakdown on Tuesday, 11 April 2017