Monday, August 8, 2022

Ryanair Under Fire After Racist Passenger Threatens Disabled Black Woman [WATCH]

*Ryanair airline is under fire for the way its flight attendants handled a passenger’s racist tirade against an elderly disabled Black woman seated next to him on a recent flight.

The vile white male man was filmed by a fellow passenger calling the woman an “ugly black b*****d” — as well as shouting “don’t talk to me in a foreign language, you stupid ugly cow”.

The lunatic reportedly became irate after the woman didn’t move out of her aisle seat fast enough to let him sit down in the window seat.

The viral video of the incident shows him shouting at her to move seats while her daughter tries to explain to him that her mother is disabled.

He calls the elderly woman “an ugly f*****g c***” and tells staff to move her to another seat, adding: “If you don’t go to another seat, I’ll push you to another seat”.

Watch the disturbing moment via the clip above.

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Passengers and cabin crew can be heard asking the man to calm down and the elderly woman was offered another seat, while other passengers called for the racist to be removed.

The footage was recorded on Ryanair flight FR015 from Barcelona to London and the disabled widow, Delsie Gayle, told ITV News: “I was shocked, nobody ever said those words to me, she said.

“I travel a lot, I go to Canada…and no-one has every said those words to me”.

Describing how the abuse made her feel, “I feel very low. He paid a fare a to go on holiday. I’ve paid mine so why does he abuse me for that due to the colour of my skin?”

“He do it with me and he gets away, he’ll do it to somebody else,” she added.

Several politicians have reacted to the incident.

Labour MP for East Hull and Shadow Attorney General Karl Turner tweeted:

“He should have been removed from the flight and handed over to the police. We assume the aircraft was in the UK. If it was he definitely committed criminal offences. I fully expect Ryanair to confirm the situation if in fact it was their flight.”

MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde Stuart McMillan posted: “This is really appalling Ryanair. You will know the identity of the man and the level of training given to your staff.”

Broadcaster Jeremy Vine also joined the criticism, tweeting: “If this is Ryanair, they need to explain how this man’s disgusting racial abuse of the black lady in the seat next to him ends up with HER being asked to move. It is beyond belief.”

The budget airline said the man has been reported to Essex police following the aggressive incident on Friday.

Essex police said: “Essex police takes prejudice-based crime seriously and we want all incidents to be reported. We are working closely with Ryanair and the Spanish authorities on the investigation.”

Meanwhile, Gayle says she still hasn’t heard from the airline.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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