A couple of days ago I posted the video clip of a Chinese man throwing a tempter tantrum while being removed from a United flight between Shanghai and Newark. According to other passengers on the flight, he was caught multiple times trying to upgrade from economy to business class, and at one point was even seen walking down the aisle with champagne from business class.
He refused to leave the aircraft, at which point the cops were called. That’s where the real struggle began, as the guy refused to get off the plane. Instead he kicked and screamed, which caused quite a commotion. Here’s the video:
We’re now getting a bit of the backstory about this guy. Not only does he have to deal with the embarrassment of the video being posted online, but he also lost his job over it. As it turns out he was a professor, though the university has sacked him following the incident. Via The Star:
For his embarrassing antics, the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, Sichuan province, has terminated its relationship with Lu Yong.
In a statement posted on its official Weibo account on Tuesday (Dec 8), the university confirmed that Lu had been teaching there as a guest professor since August. He was also the director of its Internet Finance Research Centre.
The university said that it “values the virtues and ethical conduct” of its teachers and does not tolerate unlawful behaviour.
“It is our belief that professors should be morally respectable so as to teach their students,” it added.
The three officers in the video were all assaulted by the passenger, with one suffering bruising, while the other two were bitten. The passenger was arrested and is still in police custody as of the time of this post.
(Tip of the hat to Jack)