England's Birmingham International Airport
SMF Cyndi
Posted 2006-09-12 12:05 AM (#5629)
Subject: England's Birmingham International Airport
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Security personnel at England's Birmingham International Airport ordered a man to turn his t-shirt inside out because it bore a drawing of two crossed guns. Design engineer Dave Osbourne was wearing a Guns N Rollers t-shirt.

Guns N Rollers are a team in an all-female roller derby league located in Portland Oregon. Their logo is a tribute to that of hard rocking, hard drinking, GUNS N' ROSES.

As he waited to board the flight to Newark, New Jersey, guards told Osbourne the graphic represented a security risk, and could upset other passengers. The 21-year-old said: "I am all for extra security, but this was just plain stupid."Bosses at the airport apologised, admitting guards "over-reacted".

Edited by SMF Cyndi 2006-09-12 12:05 AM