Air steward sacked for flipping the bird

7th Feb 2013
Written by: Macca Sherifi

Air steward sacked for flipping the bird

Photo goes viral on Twitter, then she gets sacked

A Russian air steward has been sacked for allegedly flipping the bird after the photograph ended up on Twitter.

Tatiana Kozlenko initially uploaded the photo to her personal page on Vkontakte, a popular Russian social media site similar to Facebook, and within hours the snap had clocked up dozens of ‘Likes’. However, it was quickly posted on Twitter where it soon went viral with hundreds of retweets.

Aeroflot – who announced the sacking on their Twitter account – said: “Posting this photo shows Tatiana’s attitude towards passengers and her duties. She acknowledged her fault when she spoke to her managers”.

But while Ms Kozlenko admits she tagged herself in the photo she is adamant the arm isn’t hers.

She said on her Vkontakte page: “I don’t consider myself guilty! The photo was added to my page, I only tagged myself on it!!!

“The hand isn’t mine, the plane is not my company’s!!! I don’t understand what they spoil my life for!!! I’m asking you for help and support!!!”

Do you think it’s unfair that she was sacked or do you think the airline was right? Post your comments below.

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