Earlier today, footage of a United passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight went viral on social media. This is awful folks …

Is he bleeding?!

When confronted with this footage, United didn’t appear to be all that sympathetic to the man they dragged off a flight:

Dragging someone off a plane is how you ask them to volunteer when you’ve overbooked a flight? Hrm.

Huh. Law enforcement. Their definition of voluntary is a little different from ours.

United did release a statement when basically the WORLD reacted to this footage:

Gosh, we can sorta see what happened from the footage. Just sayin’.

Twitter responded … hilariously:

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