Crisis Communications Delta earns scorn for kicking passengers off flight in favor of basketball team When the Florida Gators’ plane was grounded with a mechanical problem, passengers on another flight were forced to step aside. By Kevin Allen@kevin_j_allenDec. 5, 2013 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.