There are times the flight attendant’s tone is out of pocket.
Without hearing the initial back and forth between the attendant and the Richardson, it is hard to say who was at fault.
By the time Richardson starts recording, the situation has already gotten out of control. It didn’t help other passengers decided to throw their two cents into the disagreement. In the end, it was Richardson that was thrown off the plane. Here is what went down via NY Post.
American track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson was kicked off an American Airlines flight following an altercation with a flight attendant on Saturday, she posted on her Instagram.
The 23-year-old claimed the flight attendant, whom Richardson identifies as “John,” disrespected her while she was speaking on her phone prior to takeoff. She posted video of herself in her seat before panning to the flight attendant.
“Prior to the video this gentleman asked me to get off a cell phone call, I did,” Richardson captioned one of her videos. “I stated to him I didn’t like the tone he used with me. Following that while standing in front of me doing the safety protocols he continued to lean over to look at my phone. He asked to see that my phones were in airplane more at this point. He demanded that me show him. Which I did in front of him.”
Multiple passengers can subsequently be heard growing aggravated with Richardson, telling her to stop arguing with the flight attendant.
“Y’all see him right? Y’all see him right? Y’all see him right? I’m sorry, it’s not me,” Richardson responded. “Talk to him. No ma’am. Do no talk to me like that. I’m an adult. Do not talk to me like that. Do not talk to me like that. Tell him to stop. If you do not know what’s going on, do not yell at me.”
Richardson got into another argument with a different passenger and she claims she was disrespected by many of the passengers on board. While explaining that she thinks the flight attendant should have been kicked off as well, another passenger can be heard telling her “Thank you, by the way, I’m going to miss my connection, I have to now get off the plane.”
“Oh, so you’re worried about a connection when a grown man is disrespecting me?” Richardson responded.
“I don’t give a s–t,” the passenger responded.
Richardson was then escorted off the plane, and continued to trade shouts with passengers and flight crew on her way out. Applause could be heard as she exited.
I am sure this won’t be the last we hear about this situation as Richardson has threatened to sue American Airlines.
At least the entire plane wasn’t forced to deboard like what happened with Odell Beckham Jr.
Speaking of OBJ, he responded to Richardson’s IG post by saying:
LOLOLOL MANNN LISTEN
Flip the page for the video of Richardson getting kicked off the plane.