Russell Crowe has given us the best late Christmas gift we could ever have asked for, continuing his angry tirade against Virgin Australia and their no-hoverboard policy, days after anyone else would have just let the damn argument go.

The drama started earlier this week, when Crowe and family were booted from a Virgin flight after refusing to relinquish their hoverboards, which are banned because the lithium ion batteries they contain have a tendency to catch fire.

Rusty fired off a series of angry Tweets at Virgin, who directed him to the Dangerous Goods section of their booking information, and curtly reminded him that safety is their “number one priority.”

Overnight, Crowe reignited his Twitter beef with the airline, continuing to roast them for their safety policies, and letting them know that in spite of their efforts to ruin his holiday, he’s enjoyed “hours of Segway board delight” with no fires, thank you very much.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 12 incidents in which hoverboards have caught fire for no goddamn good reason. 

If you want to read more, CNet recently published a pretty excellent wrap-up on hoverboard fires, and the current uncertainty around safety standards, as numerous Chinese factories pump them out to meet demand. 

Rusty, mate, it’s time to …

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