Easyjet flight forced to divert to remove 7 unruly football fans

An Easyjet flight carrying Russian football fans to Manchester on Sunday had to divert to Denmark to offload seven drunken passengers.

The flight from Moscow had to land at Copenhagen Airport at 3.15pm when one CSKA Moscow supporter had too much to drink and reportedly started pushing staff on board.

The flight was met by Danish police who took away one unruly fan heading for the Champions League game against Man City on Tuesday night.

But just before the plane was about to take off again, the captain made the decision to have a further six football fans removed after they made a fuss about the treatment of their friend.

The remaining 146 passengers on board were then delayed for a further hour, reports The Moscow Times.

A spokesman told the Manchester Evening News: "Easyjet can confirm that flight EZY1872 flying from Moscow Domodedovo to Manchester on 3 November diverted to Copenhagen airport due to the disruptive behaviour of a passenger on board. One passenger was immediately offloaded on arrival.

"Unfortunately, prior to take off, it was necessary for the captain to take the decision to offload a further six passengers.

"The aircraft then continued towards Manchester where it landed with a short delay."

According to the Mirror, he added: "The safety and welfare of its passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and easJet would like to thank the passengers for their understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

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