Boxer Amir Khan removed from US flight


British boxer Amir Khan has been removed from a flight in the US after a reported row over face coverings.

Mr Khan, 34, said he had been taken off the American Airlines plane along with a colleague by police when someone complained his friend’s mask “was not high enough”.

In a video posted to Twitter, Mr Khan said he was flying to a training camp in Colorado after a stay in New York and was left “disgusted” by his treatment.

The former light-welterweight world champion, from Bolton, said: “I was taken off the plane today when I was going to training camp to Colorado Springs, by the police.

“Obviously a complaint was made by American Airlines staff, they said that my colleague’s mask was not high enough and not up, that they had to stop the plane and take me and my friend off when I did nothing wrong.”

He added: “Now I have to reschedule another airplane to travel back to training camp which is really upsetting, for no reason this was and I m just so disgusted that American Airlines would do this to us and ban me from travelling.”

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