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Man racially abuses Jamaican woman on Ryanair flight

SHOCKING: The unknown man racially abused a 77-year-old woman on a flight via budget airline Ryanair (Photo credit: David Lawrence / Facebook)

A WHITE man on a Ryanair flight has caused outrage after he was filmed racially abusing a 77-year-old black woman sitting next to him - and she was moved.

The shocking incident took place on flight from Barcelona to London Stansted via the budget airline on Friday afternoon.

In the video footage filmed by David Lawrence, which has received over one million views on Facebook, the man can be heard shouting at the woman to move seats while her daughter tries to stand up to him, telling him her mother is disabled.

He says: "I don't care whether she's f****** disabled or not - if I tell her to get out she gets out.”

“I hope somebody sits there because I don't want to sit next to you and your ugly face, your ugly f****** face.”

The woman tries to respond and a flight attendant can be seen trying to calm the man down.

Despite trying to defuse the situation, the man continues: 'If you don't move to another seat I'll push you there."

A man sitting in the row behind then tries to intervene, asking the man to calm down, but the angry man then continues to verbally abuse the woman, saying: “Don't talk to me in a f*****g foreign language you stupid ugly cow. I will carry on as far as I can with this ugly, black b******.”

Despite doing nothing wrong, the elderly woman was the one taken to another seat on the plane, away from the man. 

The woman's daughter, spoke to the Huffington Post and said the row had started because her 77-year-old mother's arthritis meant it took her some time to move out of the way so the man could reach the window seat.

She said: “Mum's really feeling upset and very stressed about this situation, on top of the grief she's already experiencing. As for me, I'm upset about the whole thing too - the fact that the passenger wasn't taken off the plane and how the situation was dealt with.”

Thousands have taken to social media to call out the outrageous incident, with many questioning why the man wasn't removed from the flight.

A spokesperson for Ryanair said: 'We have reported this to the police in Essex and as this is now a police matter, we cannot comment further.” 

According to the Daily Mail, Essex police said: “This incident, which we were made aware of this morning, is believed to have taken place on a plane at Barcelona Airport.

“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.”

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