LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—UofL Senior Russ Smith is flying back to Louisville for his graduation ceremony at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, but he’s also taken to Twitter blasting FedEx.
@FedEx you are incredible. I am getting on a flight from Vegas to Louisville to graduate tomorrow & you guys have ruined that for me.— Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 10, 2014
Smith took to Twitter on Friday night blasting the shipping giant because they threw away and lost the National Championship jersey he was presented with during his Senior Night.
The framed jersey was shipping via FedEx to his New York barber shop, but when it arrived the glass and frame were cracked.
FedEx told Smith to send the entire package back, jersey included. The shipping company admitted it was mistakenly thrown away and is lost.
Erin Truxal with FedEx gave a statement about the possibility that the jersey was stolen when it arrived back in Louisville.
“"We are working closely with security to further investigate this matter. The damaged merchandise was marked to discard since, for safety precautions, our employees are trained not to open packages with broken glass. We sincerely apologize to Mr. Smith for his recent experience. We are working directly with Mr. Smith on this matter,” the statement said.
Smith took to Twitter blasting them for losing something he put so much effort into.
Words really can't explain how upset I am. Billion dollar company, they throw away something I worked hard in & they only say "sorry".— Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 10, 2014
I want to personally thank Fed Ex for deliberately throwing away my National Championship Jersey & compensating it by saying "Sorry".— Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) May 9, 2014
Not long after Smith began tweeting, a businessman and UofL Board member Jonathan Blue tweeted that's he's offering a three thousand dollar reward, no questions asked, for the immediate return of the jersey to Blue's office on East Main Street in downtown Louisville.
I am offering immediate, no questions asked $3000 reward to person who returns Russ Smith's nat'l champ jersey to my office @Russdiculous_2— Jonathan Blue (@1CardsFan) May 10, 2014