You could see this one coming from 36,000 feet in the air above a USC home game.
News broke this week that the naming rights to the LA Coliseum had been sold to United Airlines. According to the SportsBusiness Daily, "United Airlines is buying the naming rights to LA Memorial Coliseum for more than $70M over 15 years, according to sources, making it the richest naming-rights deal among college football stadiums."
Unless you've completely abstained from social media since early April, you know United has been taking a beating on Twitter after video surfaced showing a passenger dragged off an overbooked flight.
Once the news came out, you knew the savage posts weren't far behind.
Here are the most brutal reactions from the Twitterverse:
"Can I see your ticket stub, please?"
USC sold stadium naming rights to United Airlines. Wow, make sure you're in the right seat!
— Bama (@auburnsux) May 19, 2017
Hold on Tight
@USC_Athletics great! now with a United Airlines partnership, there's a blueprint for dragging 9000 season tickets holders from their seats
— PeterBas (@PeterNous1) May 19, 2017
Just When You Thought Stadium Seats Couldn't Be Any Smaller
United Airlines gets naming rights to LA Coliseum, doubtless planning to shrink the seats: https://t.co/85SqGRGRE5
— Harold Meyerson (@HaroldMeyerson) May 19, 2017
Are the Rich Getting Richers?
— JimmyToons (@JimmySportToons) May 19, 2017
Someone Has Puns
USC renames the Colosseum "The United Airlines Fight On Stadium" the ushers will be flight attendants to spice up the place @FrankBuckleyTV
— Patrick Terrill (@PatricknLA) May 19, 2017
OK, that's pretty funny.
USC sells Coliseum naming rights to United Airlines.
"It was a long dragged out process, but we got the deal we wanted."
— Michael B (@mr_balty) May 18, 2017
Almost Forgot Already that the rams are back in L.A.
Don't the Rams and USC take enough beatings in there? https://t.co/lb9e9Ot19h
— Will Bubenik (@WILLverine55) May 18, 2017
@Bcarp3 United Airlines Stadium…if USC can't beat you, our sponsor will.
— Joby Butler (@JRyanLA) May 19, 2017