Outrage after shocking footage shows elderly passenger racially abused on Ryanair flight

Disturbing footage shows a man verbally attacking the female passenger sitting one seat away from him during the flight between London and Barcelona on Friday.

The video caused outrage on social media, with Twitter users calling on people to boycott the airline for not removing the man.

In a sickening tirade, he also calls her a "a stupid ugly cow" and an "ugly black bastard".

"I tell you what, I hope someone sits there because I don't want to sit next to your ugly face, your ugly f****** face", the man can be heard shouting at the stunned passenger.

Lawrence, the passenger who captured the video, and many angry viewers including several MPs, are criticizing Ryanair for failing to protect their passenger by stopping the torrent of abuse sooner.

Image: The woman's mother can be seen speaking to the man at the start of the footage.

At the beginning of the footage, the 77-year-old woman's daughter can be heard telling the man her mother is disabled.

The woman's daughter told Huffington Post that her mother was visibly upset from the incident.

Mrs. Gayle's daughter said that the flight attendants denied hearing any racist slurs during the argument and told the two to make a complaint with customer service on Monday.

Mrs. Gayle moved to the United Kingdom from Jamaica in the 1960s and was on vacation with her daughter to mark the first anniversary of her husband's death.

"Mum's really feeling upset and very stressed about this situation, on top of the grief she's already experiencing".

Karl Turner, Labour MP for East Hull and shadow attorney general, tweeted: "He should have been removed from the flight and handed over to the police". You will know the identity of the man and the level of training given to your staff'.

Fellow MSP politician Margaret Ferrier said: "Just watched the shocking footage on a @Ryanair aircraft, utterly disgusting". Racist male passenger should have been put off flight before it departed.

"Flight attendant incapable of responding appropriately".

A spokesperson for Ryanair told RT that the incident has been reported to Essex Police, but did not comment on the airline's policy for protecting passengers from racism or verbal abuse.

In a statement to BBC News, Essex Police said: "This incident, which we were made aware of this morning, is believed to have taken place on a plane at Barcelona Airport. We will never fly with Ryanair again".