If he did say that about "...trying to light his shoes on fire", trying to be sarcastic, it's his own fault if there was any misunderstanding. Surely he's intelligent enough to realize no one would take that as a "joke" sarcastic or not. I thought the airlines had banned smoking on airplanes; if so, they should fine his *** just for that, but they probably won't. Instead they'll probably be kissing it, bending over backwards, saying how sorry they are
for the "misunderstanding".