Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home News UK

Mo Farah humiliated by airline, claims wife

By Maya Oppenheim

Published 12/09/2016

Mo Farah
Mo Farah

Mo Farah, who yesterday won the Great North Run, was left "humiliated" when he was forced to go to the back of the queue while boarding his flight home from the Rio Olympics, his wife has claimed.

The four-time Olympic champion's wife, Tania Farah, said he was shouted at by a flight attendant who refused to acknowledge he had a business class ticket for the journey. She claimed Farah was treated like a "piece of s***" by the attendant until other passengers explained who he was.

"This woman basically humiliated him until people came forward and said: 'That's Mo Farah, the Olympic champion'," his wife told The Sunday Telegraph.

"She was mortified afterwards, but had basically yelled at him like he was a piece of s*** to get back into line.

"He was the only black person and hadn't done anything to warrant it."

The incident is alleged to have taken place on August 22, while Farah and his family were waiting to board a connecting flight from Atlanta, Georgia to their home in Portland, Oregon.

Belfast Telegraph

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph