In a shocking incident last Saturday, January 21, American Airlines removed track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson from a flight after an altercation with a flight attendant. According to Richardson, who took to her Instagram to share her side of the story, the incident began when she was on a call and the flight attendant, identified as John, asked her to put away her phone. The situation quickly escalated, with other passengers becoming involved and eventually the captain requesting Richardson's removal from the flight.
The video of the incident, which has since been shared online, has sparked a strong reaction from internet users, with many expressing their support for Richardson and calling for action to be taken against the flight attendant. At this time, it is unclear if the flight attendant involved in the altercation was a regular employee or a contractor, and if any action has been taken against him. American Airlines has yet to comment on the situation.