Ryanair flyer racism video prompts probe

Dublin: A viral video showing a man racially abusing an elderly passenger on a Ryanair flight has prompted widespread outrage and an investigation by British police. The video, viewed on Facebook more than four million times, appears to show a white man in an altercation with a black woman over seating arrangements in their row.

Despite protests from another passenger that the woman was disabled, the man can be heard threatening to push her and and calling her an “ugly black bastard” in the 3-minute clip. A cabin crew member and a passenger can be seen intervening in an apparent attempt to calm the man, whilst another can be heard pleading for staff to move the woman. But the no-frills Irish airline has drawn criticism on social media for failing to eject the abusive flyer from the flight.

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