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After United Airlines forcibly removed a man from a Chicago flight Monday, many on the internet found their slogan, “Fly the friendly skies” a bit too outdated. Many took to social media to suggest new slogans, including plenty of “Hunger Games” and “Air Force One” references.

The airline randomly selected the passenger to be removed, according to the Los Angeles Times, after realizing that there was not enough room for four employees to fly. When no one offered to give up their seat, officers were called in—they can later be seen in a video taken by fellow passengers getting dragged from his seat and down the aisle, bloodied and disoriented.

CEO Oscar Munoz later issued an apology, however, many felt as though it lacked any real sincerity, especially after a letter to employees surfaced in which he called the man “disruptive and belligerent.” The apology reads:

“This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened.”

In the letter to employees, the CEO defended their actions, adding that they “followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this.” He added, “While I deeply regret this situation arose, I also emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right.”

Take a look at some of the suggested new slogans below:

Social Media Suggests #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos in Wake of Scandal

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