Elderly man thrown off flight after hurling racist abuse at black flight attendant
The security guards who took the man off the plane/Screenshot

An 70-year-old man headed for a Spanish vacation island was reportedly pulled off the flight after hurling racial abuse at a black flight attendant.

The man allegedly told the flight attendant, "“I don’t want Blacks around me," and then refused to leave his seat when the captain ordered him off.

Security boarded the flight, with passengers recording, and led the racist off. The flight was delayed by 20 minutes.

Customers have supported the airline in tweets.

"All my support for the stewardess @ BinterCanarias who suffered a racist attack," said one retweeted by the airline.

Video of the security services taking the man off is below.