NFL player makes ‘very cool’ gesture for Marine in airport, social media users cry foul

A retired marine was treated to a first class seat when he boarded a plane on Monday, but all may not have been what it appeared.

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams may be known for his charitable work for breast cancer efforts, but he also has a soft spot for the military.

Williams tweeted this photo:

Williams didn’t tell the man he had switched seats. “He just doesn’t know it yet but he will be sitting in this seat when he boards the plane I always give up my 1st class seat! #isalutethetroops!” Williams wrote on his Facebook page.

Twitter followers responded with these tweets:

But some Facebook and Twitter users questioned whether the man was really a Marine. Some Twitter users sent these tweets:



Nevertheless, it always goes back to “it’s the thought that counts,” summed up in these tweets:

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