Professor 'trying not to vomit' after soldier gets first-class seat

Professor George Ciccariello-Maher has landed in trouble again over a controversial tweet.
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Professor George Ciccariello-Maher has landed in trouble again over a controversial tweet.

A US college professor is defending his tweet that he was "trying not to vomit" after seeing a first-class passenger give up his seat to a soldier on a flight.

George Ciccariello-Maher, who teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia, tweeted on Sunday: "Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I'm trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul."

Ciccariello-Maher's account is private, but screenshots of his tweet were shared by others.

Professor George Ciccariello-Maher's controversial tweet.
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Professor George Ciccariello-Maher's controversial tweet.

Ciccariello-Maher wrote on Facebook on Thursday that he respected soldiers, but not US actions in Iraq.

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Professor George Ciccariello-Maher faced criticism over this tweet in December.

Professor George Ciccariello-Maher faced criticism over this tweet in December.

Drexel says in a statement that the professor's comments "do not represent the university's views".

Ciccariello-Maher also faced criticism in December for tweeting, "All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide", a post he said was satirical.

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