An angry dispute broke out on board a flight after a woman refused to move her feet from a plane seat table.
Frederick Joseph claims he was branded the villain after asking the passenger to get her toes away from his food.
The furious New Yorker went on to accuse United Airlines of racism for the way they handled the situation.
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Frederick took to Twitter to give his account of the argument.
He claimed: “This woman next to me took her shoes off and placed both feet on the table…
“Flight staff walks by numerous times without saying anything, and I’m irate, because no black person would ever get away with this s***.”
The irritated traveller stepped in to deal with the situation himself.
CHEESED OFF: A passenger raged about the inconsiderate traveller sat next to him
The audacity of white privilege:
This woman next to me took her shoes off and placed both feet on the table. So I’m waiting for flight staff to say something… pic.twitter.com/ldOIgwiPWi
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 13, 2018
He alleged: “So finally I decide to say something to the woman myself.
“So I say ‘ma’am, I’m trying to eat and your feet are next to my food.”
Apparently, the passenger continued to refuse to move, before accusing him of disrupting her flight.
Frederick claims that United Airlines gave the woman £700 voucher to compensate her for the dispute.
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He said: “So the flight attendant speaks to the person in charge on the plane and they give promise this woman a f****** $1000 voucher.
“So I ask ‘what voucher will I be receiving for my suffering’.
“The flight attendant says ‘sir, we can only make but so many accommodations, and she has agreed to move her feet for you.’”
The airline denies any accusations of discrimination on the flight.
A spokesperson told Daily Star Online: “At no point was any customer offered compensation for this issue, and we've talked with our customer to clarify this with him, and address his concerns.
"We want all of our customers to be treated with respect, and we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind."
United Airlines has hit the headlines on numerous occasions over the past year.
Earlier this month, the airline issued a grovelling apology after a puppy died during a flight.
They also sparked fury last year when a bloodied passenger was booted off the plane.