Ryanair says British police investigating racism case
British police are investigating after footage of a man shouting racist abuse at an elderly black woman on a Ryanair flight went viral over the weekend,
The unidentified man insulted her after complaining that she had inconvenienced him as he tried to reach his seat aboard .
Ryanair said that they were aware of the matter and had reported it to the police. The airline’s chief financial officer declined to comment on the story.
“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,” the police said in a statement.
The video was taken by another passenger while the plane was waiting to take off from Barcelona to London Stansted airport on Friday.
After the argument, the woman was eventually moved from her seat. A flight attendant appears to tell the man he will discuss the incident with his supervisor, but the passenger is left in his place.Published: by Radio NewsHub