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European Ryder Cup player Rafael Cabrera Bello not happy getting bumped from first class

September 22, 2016

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Europe’s Ryder Cup defense got off to a shaky start on Thursday, when one of its players, Rafael Cabrera Bello, took several shots before even arriving in the States.

Cabrera Bello’s target was British Airways. He got bumped from first class to coach on his flight to the U.S., then got a window seat without a window. Fortunately, Twitter exists for just such occasions, and Bello did not disappoint.

Here is how it began:

We’re curious, though, as to why he made it a point to alert his teammate Lee Westwood. Maybe he has connections?

Cabrera Bello continued for another seven Tweets:

Note that the last time the Europeans had flight complaints was prior to the 1999 Ryder Cup at the Country Club at Brookline. The players were miffed that there was not room on the Concorde to accommodate their caddies, who had to fly to the U.S. on a non-supersonic jet.

And we all remember how that Ryder Cup turned out, don't we Ben Crenshaw?