Freelance e-sports journalist Amanda Stephens boarded a United Airlines flight on Wednesday to cover a tournament in Chicago, but never got off the ground — at least, not on her original flight.
Her trouble began with the pilot…

Stephens was wearing a hat emblazoned with the logo of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther and a t-shirt sporting an upside-down American flag, and flight staff told her that both these articles of clothing made the pilot “uncomfortable.”