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ToraToraTora | 15:45 Mon 27th Sep 2021 | News
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https://news.sky.com/story/amir-khan-claims-his-removal-from-us-plane-was-racially-motivated-12419665
The airline clearly explained why Kahn and his mate were booted off the the plane. The rules may be silly, illogical, senseless etc but they are the rules and no one is better at applying senseless pointless rules than our American friends. Amir me old china just bear it so you can travel.

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SP, //American Airlines has said Khan and his colleague were “deplaned” because they repeatedly refused to comply with crew member requests to stow luggage, place phones in airplane mode and adhere to face mask requirements.// I don't call 'repeatedly' refusing to comply with the crew's requests a 'minor infraction'. It might be convenient to claim that...
12:54 Tue 28th Sep 2021
I see no race card.
He claims that he was complying with the rules, AA say he wasn't. He mentions that given the time of year, sensitivities were heightened and wonders if that had anything to do with the decision to remove him and his friend.
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"Amir Khan claims his removal from US plane was racially motivated" - if that's not the race card, what is?
And Sidiq Khan is backing him saying it’s happened to him
///...said the colour of his skin and the flight being a week after the anniversary of 9/11 "might have had something to do with" how he was treated.///

A slightly different comment to one I have previously read and this one still says that the timing might have had something to do with it. And well it might.....
He was probably being arsey, but no one in American knows who he is. Playing the celebrity card, got him booted off.
Sensible enough interview, obviously when something happens you wonder why and your mind examines all the possibilities, as he said 'he hopes he's wrong'.

I had to smile at the references to 'two young boys' in one sentence, then 'I'm getting on a bit now' later.
Load of rubbish. Didn’t they know who he is? Bet he told them!
He didn't play the race card. He mentipned the possibility but hasn't accused anyone. The headline Tora mentioned @15:50 is just that, a headline. It's not a quote from Khan himself, just something from Sky to get hits on the article.
As a rule you do have to tell the Police your name, still they got their selfie (minus masks) and he made training albeit late.
here's a quote from Khan, He was asked if he thought his removal was racially motivated, to which he said: "Definitely, and I stand by that".
[i]When asked if he was saying he was removed from the plane because of the colour of his skin and the fact that it was a week after the anniversary of 9/11, the boxer said: "I'm not saying that, but I think it might have something to do with that.[i]

It's not like he proffered this as an explanation.

Sounds like a boxer ticking-off exercise.
He said rather more than that, sp. He played the race card.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/27/amir-khan-feels-removal-from-american-airlines-flight-racially-motivated

You have to wonder why, if AA are racist, they don't throw every other 'Asian boy' off their flights - and I'd bet my boots they get more than an few passengers who are 'Asian boys'.
naomi24

Thanks - I read the story and I can't see how they 'play the race card'.

Is it not possible that he's telling the truth - that he was indeed thrown off the plane for a minor infraction, then it was put to him by Kay Burley that the reason may have been because of his race and the timing?

None of us can say for sure what happened hear, but to dismiss the claims as 'playing the race card' is not not helpful.
SP, //American Airlines has said Khan and his colleague were “deplaned” because they repeatedly refused to comply with crew member requests to stow luggage, place phones in airplane mode and adhere to face mask requirements.//

I don't call 'repeatedly' refusing to comply with the crew's requests a 'minor infraction'.

It might be convenient to claim that the crew of an international airline is racist but since they fly people of all sorts every day of the year without any problems, it's clearly a complete nonsense. Khan, in my opinion was doing a 'Don't you know who I am?' They probably did - but when it came to conforming to airline regulations, they didn't care who he was - and rightly so.
naomi24

He may be telling the truth.

People are people.
Like every other "trendy" phrase or saying... "playing the race card", is just an easy, lazy soundbite, for those with nothing rational to add. Sounds "impressive" lol. Means nothing.
It's the equivalent of woke etc... anyone genuine would explain the actual issue, without needing to resort to those kind of tactics.
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yes naomi, this does look like a DYNWIA type situation.
Not the "race card" then?
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of course it's the race card but that's what they do. He probably never said DYNWIA? but that's his motivation and the race card is the tool.

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