Lost in a recent report by the Washington Post about a woman who caused an entire Spirit flight to be deplaned was the fact that during the Facebook Live the woman was recording, she dropped two of the most famous words in sports history and turned this whole thing into a sports story. Safira Allen, who lists her hometown as Montgomery, Alabama, dropped a “Roll Tide” on her fellow Spirit passengers.
Our friends at @IsolatedBammers somehow found that nugget via a clip the Post ran to accompany its story on Safira. Two words, instant post material. I’m showing that Safira’s tribute to Bama drops at the 5:00 mark when people are told they have to get off the plane so they can get Safira off the plane.
Safira Allen decided if she could not go to Las Vegas, then none of the other passengers on the Spirit Airlines flight was going either.
Gate agent Lauren Phillips told police she was boarding passengers when Allen ran past the gate, through the boarding ramp and onto a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 1. The agent and the captain approached Allen, who had taken a seat, and asked her to deplane because she had boarded without permission.
Allen refused the flight crew’s request and began using her cellphone to document her experience on Facebook Live.
Safira was arrested, but a quick check of her Facebook shows that she’s out and seems to be enjoying life. She’s actually a Facebook Live machine. She’s the kind of person Zuck could build a multi-billion dollar business around. The rebirth of FB thanks to Safira.
She was back to repping Bama on May 7.