WASHINGTON (Circa) — A video of a white man berating a black woman on an airplane is circulating the internet, with the airline receiving backlash.
According to the man who posted the video, David Lawrence, the incident happened Thursday before a Ryanair flight departed from Barcelona to London.
The video appears to show an older white man telling a younger black woman and a flight attendant that he has an issue with sitting next to the black woman in his row. The flight attendant offers the woman the chance to move to another seat, and she does not.
"If you don't go to another seat, I'll push you to another seat!" The white male passenger tells her. He tells her not to speak to him in a foreign language and calls her "an ugly black bastard" when another passenger in the row behind begins to intervene.
When the flight attendant returns, the black woman says she wants to move seats to be beside her daughter. The person recording the video says the allegedly racist man should be thrown off the plane. Ryanair has reported the incident to Essex Police.
Statement: We are aware of this video and have reported this matter to Essex Police— Ryanair (@Ryanair) October 21, 2018
People online are criticizing Ryanar for not removing the man and making the victim move seats instead of the man. Some are also trying to identify the man in question themselves.