The removal of a black college football player from a U.S. Airways flight and subsequent arrest in connection with his sagging pants was descried as racist today by his mother and local NAACP officials.
The fact that college football player Deshon Marman was asked to pull up his pants and ejected from a flight from San Francisco to New Mexico on June 15 is “unconscionable” given recent news reports that another white passenger has been allowed to travel regularly in women’s lingerie, said Amos Brown, president of the San Francisco chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The airline clearly targeted Marman because of his race, Brown said at a news conference Friday in San Francisco.
“He’s been a victim of racial injustice and U.S. Airways owes him and his mother an apology,” he said.
Brown said the NAACP will be seeking an apology from U.S. Airways and action including sensitivity training for employees.