Hen party kicked off plane over 'offensive' t-shirts
A hen party headed for Magaluf have been booted off a plane after their group t-shirts were deemed 'offensive' by the airline.
The BBC report on the incident, which happened on a Jet2 flight from East Midlands Airport in the UK.
Eighteen members of the party were asked to remove or cover up t-shirts which said 'Bitches on Tour'. When they refused the airline staff had them removed from the plane before take off.
One of the group told the Leicester Mercury: "We were a group of 18 friends and family who were on our way to Magaluf to celebrate an upcoming wedding.
"We were not offending anybody.
"It's what people tend to do on hen or stag parties. But we had no intention of offending anyone, it was just a silly thing."
At check in the group were asked to cover the t-shirts with jackets but when some of the party took off their coats once on board the flight a member of the airline's staff asked them to leave.
Jet2 have released a statement on the incident.
"The group were asked to either wear different attire or cover up the offensive language, and were reminded of this on numerous occasions, including by the airport police while in the departures area.
"Once in the cabin, and in the presence of families and young children, several members of the group decided to ignore these repeated warnings, at which point our crew took the decision to remove them from the flight."