Published On : Wed, Apr 26th, 2017

Harbhajan appeals against ‘racist’ Jet pilot for abusing flier

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Harbajan Singh
New Delhi: An expat pilot with Jet Airways hurled “racist” comments at and physically assaulted a lady on a flight, cricketer Harbhajan Singh claimed today.

Stating that the pilot also abused a physically challenged man, Singh termed the incident as “disgraceful” and demanded strict action against the person concerned.

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“So called this Bernd Hoesslin a pilot with @jetairways called my fellow Indian (u bloody indian get out of my flight) while he is earning here,” Singh said in a series of tweets.

Specific details about the flight where the incident happened could not be immediately ascertained.

“Not only was he racist, but physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man… absolutely disgraceful and shame on @jetairways,” the cricketer said.

Demanding that strict action be taken and such things not be allowed or tolerated in the country, Singh tweeted “#proudtobeindian let’s get together and sort this”.

When contacted, a Jet Airways spokesperson did not offer any immediate comment while there was also no reply to the cricketer’s tweets by the airline on the microblogging site.

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