PITTSBURGH - The wrong way to ingratiate your company with Pittsburghers: make fun of one of the city's star athletes.
A JetBlue Airways pilot likened Penguins star Sidney Crosby to a crying baby during a Pittsburgh-to-Boston flight Tuesday morning, based on tweets from Boston sports media.
“Baby crying in back of JetBlue flight packed w/ Boston media. Pilot just got on intercom and asked if ‘Sidney Crosby was in the back crying,'” Joe Haggerty of Comcast SportsNet New England posted on his Twitter account.
Added WBZ-TV sports anchor and reporter Dan Roche: “Pilot hearing baby crying on our #JetBlue flight from Pitt to Boston: ‘Is that Sidney Crosby in back of our plane!'”
JetBlue isn't apologizing.
“Fun is a core value at JetBlue, and we love when our pilots get to address customers and show off their passion. Our Boston-based pilot was clearly as excited by the game as many of our Boston customers,” JetBlue spokesman Morgan Johnston said.
“As the largest carrier in Boston, and the official airline of Boston's TD Garden, you're bound to find some passionate Boston fans within our crews,” Johnston added. “Don't worry about spotting them. They'll look for the opportunity to tell you.”
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