Harbhajan Singh lashes out at Jet Airways for racist behavior

Harbhajan Singh lashes out at Jet Airways for racist behavior

Harbhajan posted a series of tweets encouraging his fellow Indians to stand up against such behavior.

Harbhajan Singh
Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Veteran Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh is utterly disgusted with the services of Jet Airways. He expressed his disappointment and vented his anger out at their services on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Apparently, the star cricketer was left miffed because of the racist behavior shown by one of the crew members on the flight. Harbhajan posted a series of tweets encouraging his fellow Indians to stand up against such behavior.

As per his tweets, a pilot named Bernd Hoesslin of Jet Airways remarked a passenger as ‘bloody Indian’ and rudely asked him to get off his way. Harbhajan Singh found the behavior racist and ironical since the pilot is earning his money on the Indian soil. A racist remark to his fellow Indian did not go down well with Harbhajan. The series of three tweets from the off-spinner started on these lines.

“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,” he tweeted.

He further added that the sick behavior of the pilot did not just end there. The pilot even physically assaulted a lady passenger in the flight. Furthermore, his behavior towards a physically challenged person on board was not pleasing either. He called the actions of the pilot as ‘disgraceful’ and ‘shameful’. In his second tweet, Harbhajan Singh wrote, “Not only was he racist but physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man..absolutely disgraceful &shame on @jetairways.”

In his final tweet, the Mumbai Indians cricketer expected that some strict action must be taken against the crew member. He hopes that such things do not repeat anymore. 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.

He tweeted, “Strict action must b taken &such things should not be allowed or tolerated in r country.. #proudtobeindian let’s get together and sort this.”