Spinner Bhajji Lashes Out At Jet Airways Pilot For Racial DiscriminationApril 26, 2017 16:25
Ace Spinner and Veteran Indian Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, today, lost his temper and lashed out at a Jet Airways pilot for racial discrimination against a fellow Indian passenger on the flight.
Harbhajan is currently playing for the Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians team. Bhajji took the incident to the micro-blogging website twitter, and said that the Jet Airways pilot named Bernd Hoesslin “physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man”.
The senior Indian bowler, in a series of tweets, referred the entire incident “disgraceful” and demanded stringent action against the concerned official. However, he did not mention where the incident happened and when. Harbhajan wants the people to not tolerate such behavior anywhere. He urged all Indians to stand up against this and sort things like these in the society.
So called this Bernd Hoesslin a pilot with @jetairways called my fellow indian(u bloody indian get out of my flight)while he is earning here— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 26, 2017
Not only was he racist but physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man..absolutely disgraceful &shame on @jetairways— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 26, 2017
Strict action must b taken &such things should not be allowed or tolerated in r country.. #proudtobeindian let's get together and sort this— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 26, 2017
Harbhajan also tagged PM Modi asking him to take “strict action” against the pilot.
There were angry replies to Harbhajan’s tweets and they called upon Jet Airways to ask the pilot to apologize. The airlines responded to Harbhajan saying they have “zero tolerance” for such incidents and ordered an investigation.