A HILARIOUS video reveals West Ham followers playfully chanting to passengers who gave up their tickets to Prague forward of the workforce’s last after the airplane was overbooked.
Richard Dodds was on board a Ryanair flight from London Stansted to Prague, Czech Republic final night time to look at his workforce face Fiorentina within the UEFA Convention League Ultimate tomorrow.
Nonetheless, the 57-year-old and his fellow Hammers followers had been knowledgeable moments earlier than take off that the plane was overbooked and that two folks must quit their seats with a view to take off.
Regardless of a airplane packed stuffed with followers determined to look at their aspect clinch their first European cup since 1965, one couple stood up and volunteered themselves, to the cheers of their fellow passengers.
Video begins with folks applauding while Richard explains behind the digital camera: “Somebody has simply volunteered to get off the flight to permit us to go.
“They’ve supplied them £250 to get off the flight – you possibly can’t be a West Ham fan.”
The airplane packed stuffed with Irons followers then proceed to cheekily chant to the 2 passengers who’re vacating the airplane: “Are you Millwall, are you Millwall, are you Millwall in disguise?”
Richard continues “I’ve by no means been on such a chaotic flight in my life.”
The West Ham followers then sing “He’s going Prague” as they have fun that the flight will lastly be making its method to the Czech Republic.
Richard uploaded the chaotic video of the flight to social media final night time with the caption: “Once they overload the airplane by two folks and provide a lodge and £250 and the bloke will get up and takes one for the workforce, that is why I imagine we’re going to win the cup.”
The clip has since acquired over 500 likes and dozens of feedback from footie followers.
One person wrote: “I’d solely agree in the event that they put me on the subsequent flight.”
One other commented: “Stated they’d put him up in a lodge however couldn’t examine in till 3pm. Absolute joke Ryanair.”
One other stated: “He’s happening to the subsequent flight out, although? Proper?”
Talking right this moment Richard stated: “The flight was delayed for 1-1.5 hours earlier than we obtained on the airplane.
“Then as soon as on the airplane they realised there have been two folks over the quantity of seats. There was additionally one individual on the airplane who had a boarding move with no seat quantity.
“This was shortly sorted out however they requested volunteers to get off the airplane.
“None of us wished to get off however we imagine two folks – who seem like Czechoslovakian – volunteered for £250 and a lodge and a flight the next day to get off.
“We had been first very nervous that the airplane wasn’t even going to take off and could be cancelled and there was a particular feeling.
“However none of us had been getting off the airplane for any sum of money, this recreation is just too vital to us.
“I’ve been a West Ham fan for 51 years, for the reason that age of six, so I do know the significance of the cup and successful.
“Now we have been throughout Europe within the final two years, and people reminiscences can by no means be taken away from me, however a raise again up tomorrow could be the icing on the cake.
“It implies that subsequent 12 months we will keep it up the European dream which has been two of the perfect years of my life as a West Ham fan.”
West Ham play Italian aspect Fiorentina within the last of the UEFA Europa Convention League tomorrow in Prague, on the Eden Enviornment.