British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan disgusted on being removed from US flight
I am just so disgusted that American Airlines would do this to us and ban me from travelling
The British Pakistani boxer Amir Khan was taken off from a flight in the US after a dispute over face coverings.
Khan said he and his colleague were removed from the American Airlines plane by the police when a passenger complained that his friend’s mask “was not high enough.”
The airline, in its statement, said the flight from Newark Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth returned to the gate after two passengers reportedly “declined to comply with staff requests.”
However, the airline denied that police had intervened.
A spokesman for the airline told a source, “Our customer relations team is reaching out to the British boxer to learn more about his experience and reinforce the importance of policies implemented for the security of our customers and crew.”
In a video shared on Twitter, Amir said he was flying to a training camp in Colorado after staying in New York and was left “disgusted” by this treatment.
Disgusted to be banned by @AmericanAir and @traveloneworld for not been able to fly to training camp, i got escorted by police off the plane for no reason. I would like to see evidence for any wrong doings! #AAteam #Notallterrorists pic.twitter.com/dL3UfFcYYl
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) September 18, 2021
The 34-year-old said, “I was removed from the plane today by the police. Obviously, a complaint was made by the American Airlines crew. They said that my colleague’s mask was not high enough, that they had to stop the plane and take my friend and me off when I didn’t do anything wrong.”
Khan stated, “Now I have to reschedule another airplane to go back to training camp, which is really upsetting. I am just so disgusted that American Airlines would do this to us and ban me from travelling.”
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