An EasyJet passenger refusing to wear a face mask got slapped by his wife after he got argumentative with several other passengers on the flight.
A now-viral video shows the man calling his wife an “imbecile” before she strikes him across the face.
At the beginning of the clip, he’s heard telling other passengers, “You are all being lied to: The longer you wear them masks, the longer this goes on."
“I tell you what, God help you, the longer you wear those masks,” he continues. “God help you.”
After repeatedly screaming at others on the plane, the man tells his wife to “shut up” when she attempts to calm him down. He directs his tirade at her before she hits him.
Multiple reports claim he returned the blow before other passengers intervened and came to the woman’s rescue.
One passenger on the plane is heard asking the man, “What are you doing?”
Another says, “Get the woman away. Get her away.”
After the man is called a “coward,” he responds: “I’ll fight you lad. I’ll smash your fucking face in.” The airline confirmed to Daily Mail that police responded to the quarrel.
According to an EasyJet spokesperson, all passengers on its planes are required to bring their own face masks, and the protective gear needs to be worn during boarding and onboard.
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