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Boxer Amir Khan claims to have been banned by American Airlines

اپ ڈیٹ 19 ستمبر 2021
Amir Khan said he was travelling from New York to Colorado Springs to begin his training camp. File Photo
Amir Khan said he was travelling from New York to Colorado Springs to begin his training camp. File Photo

A Pakistani-British boxer Aamir Khan claimed that he had been removed from his flight by police on Saturday when he was going to training camp to Colorado Springs.

In a video posted to Twitter, Khan said he was travelling from New York to Colorado Springs to begin his training camp for his next fight.

He said he was told his colleague's mask was not pulled up high enough on his face before both he and Khan were escorted from the flight.

The Pakistani-British boxer spoke of being “disgusted” by his alleged treatment.

"I got escorted by police off the plane for no reason. I would like to see evidence for any wrong doings!"

"A complaint was made by American Airlines staff, they said my colleague's mask was not high enough and not up, that they had to stop the plane and take me and my friend off when I did nothing wrong.

"They kicked us both off. I was sitting at 1A and he was sitting in 1B. I find it disgusting and disrespectful, I was supposed to go to Colorado Springs for a training camp and now I'm back in New York for another day and I have to reschedule another plane to travel back to training camp," Khan said.