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Omar Hassan back in 1987 Upland Pipeline Skatepark wearing the original Madrid Flypaper shoes we just reissued on Saturday!  

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Photo: Sean McCracken

In 1972 there was a coup d'état attempt in Morocco. Four Northrop F-5 jets intercepted King Hassan II’s Boeing 727. Reportedly, King Hassan (himself a pilot), grabbed the radio and told the rebel pilots, “Stop firing! The tyrant is dead!” The rebel pilots, fooled, broke off their attack. Hassan remained king of Morocco until 1999.

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