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British Airways Sacks Cabin Crew Over Racist Comments on Nigerians



The British Airways (BA) has sacked a member of its cabin crew who allegedly made racist comments against Nigerians on board a flight from London Heathrow to Abuja.

She claimed it was a joke but the airline did not buy her story, Mailonline reports.

Joanne Wickenden, 23, when she worked for easyjet, sparked outrage after recording the racist clip in her BA uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday night.

In a statement, the airline said ‘she no longer works for British Airways’, adding:

‘​We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways.’

She told MailOnline that she no longer wanted to fly adding: ‘I have been framed by another BA employee. They were encouraging me, egging me on to say things. They were recording me and sent it around to our friends.’

The woman filmed herself saying:

Alright, so all of yous are there getting ready for your Friday night, getting in the pre-drinks, you know, as you do.

‘And I’m here, getting ready to go to work, put on a yellow life jacket, point out the exits, hand out chicken or beef, what sort of Friday night is this for me?

‘The upside is I’m going to Nigeria and there’s gonna be bare B**, I’m joking, I’m joking.

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All the Nigerians are gonna be there like ‘gimme Coca Cola, gimme me beef, why you have no beef left? I want beef.’

‘And I’m just gonna be there like, ‘Sorry sir, we ran out of beef’.

‘All the Nigerians are gonna be there asking for f****** upgrades because they haven’t got enough leg room because their B**s are in their way. Big d**** like this swinging from side to side.’