Man yells racist slurs at woman on plane

Footage reveals racist tirade on Ryainair flight while staff do little to stop

Footage reveals racist tirade on Ryainair flight while staff do little to stop

A viral video showing a man's racist tirade towards an elderly black woman prior to a European flight has led to thousands calling for a boycott of the airline.

David Lawrence said he filmed the clip on flight FR9015 from Barcelona to London Stansted on Friday afternoon.

Staff aboard a Ryanair flight from Barcelona to London have come under fire for failing to remove a racist white man who hurled insults at an elderly Black woman and called her an "ugly black bastard".

Then the man shouted at the woman while her daughter told him her mother was disabled. Several passengers, including the woman being targeted, are heard in the video demanding the man be kicked off the flight.

Discount airline Ryanair is facing a backlash over its handling of a man who engaged in what a fellow passenger describes as a "disgusting" outburst of "racial slurs and foul language".

A passenger a row behind them eventually steps up and deescalates the situation some, telling the man there's no need for that behavior.

The daughter said she had taken her mother, a Windrush generation migrant who came to the United Kingdom from Jamaica in the 1960s, on holiday to mark one year since the death of her father.

Ryanair said that they were aware of the matter and had reported it to the police. However, the absence of a public apology to the passenger subjected to the rant and allowing her aggressor to remain on board has people vowing to never fly with the airline again. Criticising the lack of response from cabin crew and other passengers, Lawrence said: "One passenger actually said to me, don't I think it was quite childish me filming the incident".

"I don't know how to go forward or where to take this", she told HuffPost U.K.

Karl Turner, Labour MP for East Hull and shadow attorney general, tweeted: "He should have been removed from the flight and handed over to the police".

Gayle's daughter told HuffPost UK that she had taken her 77-year-old mother on vacation to cheer her up on the one-year anniversary of her husband's death.

The matter has been reported to the police.

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"Clearly committed criminal offences".

Image: The woman's mother can be seen speaking to the man at the start of the footage.

"We operate strict guidelines for disruptive passengers and we will not tolerate unruly behavior like this", Ryanair replied.

Ryanair said it has reported the matter to Essex Police.

It asked anyone with information to call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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