Rowdy drunk UFC fans forced a plane heading to Las Vegas to make an a U-turn and head back to New York.
The plane was off to Vegas before this weekend’s fight between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo, and was carrying a number of Irish UFC supporters.
According to The Mirror, the flight was forced to turn around when a fight broke out between at least two passengers.
A spokesperson for the airline told The Independent:
On December 10, a disturbance between customers occurred on JetBlue flight 611 from New York JFK to Las Vegas.
The flight returned to JFK where the aircraft was met by local authorities and the customers were removed. The flight then continued on to its destination.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 11, 2015
The Mirror reported Damien Coyne, a passenger on board the plane, as posting a message to Facebook which read:
Seriously pissed off here. Got delayed at JFK because every time the flight attendant tries to read out the safety procedures onboard the aircraft this drunk Irish fella kept singing Ole Ole Ole & Oggy oggy oggy.
So flight crew call the cops and your man gets escorted off the plane.
He went on to say the plane was delayed as they waited for a new slot to take off, but that was only the beginning of his drunk Irish UFC fans on a plane nightmare:
About 25 mins into a 5 and a half hour flight , these other two Irish lads start kicking off at each other. Got very heated and one guy despite everyone on the plane shouting at him to sit down, stuck out and threw a few slaps at the other lad.
Flight crew go mad, separate the two fellas and now we are on our way back to JFK again!
“I have had it with these motherfucking drunk Irish UFC fans on this motherfucking plane”, is what Damien Coyne should have said.
It always seems to be an Irish guy forcing the plane to make an emergency landing…