This is the moment an easyJet passenger refusing to wear a face mask gets slapped by his wife as his foul-mouthed tirade sparks a massive bust-up with other holidaymakers. charcoal for face
Shocking footage shows a man going on a rant against face coverings and calling his charcoal for face
wife an ‘imbecile’ during a flight from Manchester to Tenerife on September 6.
Towards the start of the clip, the passenger is heard saying: ‘You’re all being lied to,
the longer you wear them masks, the longer this goes on.
‘I tell you what, God help you, the longer you wear those masks, God help you.’
The man, pictured, is filmed going on a rant against face coverings during a flight from
Manchester to Tenerife on September 6, telling passengers: ‘I’m serious, get them off”
He continues: ‘I’m serious, get them off, get them off’, before shouting: ‘Fight back’.
The man tells his wife: ‘Shut up you f***ing imbecile’ before she is heard slapping him.
He is then said to have retaliated to the slap, before others jump to the woman’s aid
with one heard asking him: ‘What are you doing?’
Speaking aside to another member of the public, a passenger says: ‘Get the woman away. Get her away.’ charcoal for face
After the man is called a ‘coward’, he responds: ‘I’ll fight you lad, I’ll smash your f***ing face in.’
The airline confirmed that police attended the flight due to a passenger ‘behaving disruptively onboard and refusing to wear their face mask’.
Flight attendants can be seen intervening towards the end of the video, telling passengers
to sit down while the plane makes its landing.
The person who filmed the footage told MailOnline: ‘The guy was shouting and swearing about the fact
we are now having to wear masks and have our freedom and lifestyles restricted.
‘Things quickly escalated from the shouting and all hell broke loose when his wife slapped
him, only for him to retaliate and other passengers intervene.’
The camera operator added: ‘People wanted to get off the plane and it was holding everyone up.
By the time it had finished the plane had come to a standstill everyone just wanted to get off four-hour flight.
The man, above, tells his wife: ‘Shut up you f**ing imbecile’ before she is heard slapping charcoal for face
him. He then retaliated to the slap, according to the passenger who filmed the video
Other passengers and a woman believed to be travelling with the man, left, and flight
attendants, right, intervene after the man is said to have retaliated to his wife’s slap
‘People were laughing about it at first but started getting frustrated at the end and worried about the police getting called.
‘You go on holiday for two weeks and spend all that money, you just have to toe the line
when you’re there in the streets, just for that short time and make little sacrifices.’
An easyJet spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘easyJet can confirm that police attended flight EZY1907 from
Manchester to Tenerife on 6th September due to a passenger behaving disruptively
onboard and refusing to wear their face mask.
‘In line with new guidelines, all passengers are currently required to bring their own face
mask for their flight which must be worn during boarding and onboard.
‘easyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure
that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.
‘Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously, and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour on board.
‘The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is our highest priority.’
On its website, the airline says that face masks must be worn ‘throughout the flight’,
in the airport and at the gate when boarding the plane.
It states: ‘In order to help protect yourself and others on your journey, you will need to wear a suitable protective
face mask for boarding at the gate and throughout your flight with us.
‘This is mandatory on all easyJet flights and you will not be permitted to board if you arrive at the gate without one.
‘You will also be required to wear a mask to enter and travel through the airport terminal at your departure and arrival airport.’