United Airlines said a man wouldn't give up his spot on a flight. According to witnesses, he was pulled screaming from his seat by security and back to the terminal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. (The Washington Post)

Memo to United Airlines:

Should Joe Thomas, an offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns, ever be on one of your flights, do not under any circumstances attempt to “re-accommodate” him. It would work out poorly for you.

Thomas, like everyone else, saw the viral video of a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight when he would not disembark and was appalled.

But that was nothing compared with what he felt when he read the statement from Oscar Munoz, the chief executive of United. “This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United,” Munoz’s statement read. “I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own details review of what happened. We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation.”

That rang hollow with Thomas.

And then he delivered the ultimate blow, a photo and the message: “Dear #united, I had to ‘re-accommodate’ someone once.”

Take that.