Yesterday, the budget Irish airline Ryanair came under fire on social media after footage of a racist passenger on one of their flights went viral.
The video which was reportedly filmed on October 18 sees an elderly white man racially abusing a black woman who was sitting next to him, something which he took objection to.
The incident took place on a flight from Barcelona to Stansted Airport and see's the man call the woman an "ugly black b*stard" and also complains about the language she was talking. There were also threats of physical abuse.
This racist white man refused to sit next to an elderly black woman on a Ryanair flight.
He called her an "ugly b… https://t.co/7Lp1z3tyOW
Although the woman who has been identified as 77-year-old Mrs Gayle from East London was eventually moved to sit next to her daughter, there were reports that none of the staff on board actually asked the man to move seats.
Ryanair put out a short statement on Sunday saying that they are "aware of the video and have reported the matter to Essex Police."
Statement: We are aware of this video and have reported this matter to Essex Police
Considering that the video was allegedly recorded on October 18, the airline's slow response and overall poor handling of the situation has seen them on the receiving a heavy backlash on Twitter, with calls to boycott the airline altogether.
Ryanair is one of the most disgusting organisations we have: don't use it