Tony Hawk’s Hilarious Exchange With A TSA Agent Who Confused Him For Lance Armstrong Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

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Tony Hawk is to skateboarding as Guy Fieri is to Flavortown. The skateboarding legend and pioneer was named one of the most influential skateboarders of all time by FoxWeekly in 2014 and became the first person to ever skate the halls of the White House at President Obama’s June 2009 Father’s Day celebration. I couldn’t tell you the difference between a kickflip and an ollie, but I know that if Tony Hawk was on a crowded subway in NYC, I could point him out immediately.

It appears that I’m in the minority, as the skateboarding Hall of Famer has encountered some buffoons in his day who can’t quite put their fingers on who he is.

The 50-year-old Hawk recently tweeted out a funny exchange he had with a TSA agent at the airport.

This is far from the first time Hawk has been misunderstood in varyingly pathetic degrees.

Hawk’s net worth is an estimated $120 million. It appears he has amassed a king’s ransom without over-saturating himself. He should be enjoying the fame sweet spot. Lets just say if Guy Fieri was walking in the airport there wouldn’t be a sane person in there who would mistake him for anyone other than the Mayor of Flavortown. And maybe the lead singer of SmashMouth.


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