Russell Crowe has slammed Virgin Australia on social media after the airline refused to let his children board a flight with their hoverboards.
He used his Twitter account to name and shame Richard Branson’s company and threaten to never fly with the airline again.
“Ridiculous @VirginAustralia. No Segway boards as luggage? Too late to tell us at airport. Kids and I offloaded. Goodbye Virgin. Never again,” he wrote.
When he didn’t receive a response straight away, he unloaded again, asking for an explanation.
“I’m awaiting your reply, where is your duty of responsibility in this? Why not tell me when I am booking my ticket?”
Finally, in response to Russell, Virgin Australia explained: “Hi Russell, due to safety concerns over the lithium ion batteries in hoverboards, these have been banned on all major Australian Airlines and many around the world. We’re sorry you were not aware of this prior to check-in today. We hope to see you on board again soon.”
Trying to make light of the situation, comedian Joel Creasy tweeted Russell saying, “You’re a millionaire, babe. Get some perspective. Enjoy Tiger. They don’t even have real pilots.”
Russell didn’t see the funny side of it, responding, “I’m a father Joel, with two kids at an airport, trying to start our holiday.”