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7 foot tall volleyball player removed from plane by police because his long legs were a safety hazard

By Mason White 5:29 PM March 15, 2017
Alexander Kimerov (center)
Alexander Kimerov (center)
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) People on a plane in Russia, were surprised when police boarded their flight and ordered a tall man to get off the aircraft.

20-year-old Alexander Kimerov was supposed to travel from Siberia to Moscow.

However, before take-off, police officers were called by the flight crew of Pobeda Airlines, which is low-budget airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflot.

Officers informed Kimerov, who is a 7 foot tall volleyball player, that he will have to get off the plane because he placed his long legs in the isle, which is considered a safety hazard.

Kimerov asked the flight attends for another seat to accommodate him, but they refused. An argument ensued as Kimerov and his friends did not want him to get off the plane.

In the end, Kimerov agreed to get off the plane.

VC Dinamo Moscow volleyball player Alexander Volkov posted a video of the incident to social media, where he wrote:

“What’s going on with this world, friends? A man is being taken off a plane because of his height. He is not just an ordinary man, but a prominent sportsman who plays for Russia.

“I am astounded by incompetence of police officers who took part in the incident.”