Seven drunken Russians kicked off flight bound for Manchester, ahead of Champions League clash.
An Easyjet flight carrying CSKA Moscow fans to Manchester had to be diverted to Denmark to eject drunken passengers.
The flight from Moscow was carrying supporters to tonight’s Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium but was forced to land in Copenhagen airport at 3.15pm after a drunken fan started shoving staff on board.
The man and six of his friends were escorted from the plane but has since booked new flights ahead of kick-off.
An Easyjet spokesman told The Guardian: “Easyjet can confirm that flight EZY1872 flying from Moscow Domodedovo to Manchester on 3 November diverted to Copenhagen airport due to the disruptive behaviour of a passenger on board. One passenger was immediately offloaded on arrival.
“Unfortunately, prior to take off, it was necessary for the captain to take the decision to offload a further six passengers. The aircraft then continued towards Manchester where it landed with a short delay.”
He added: “The safety and welfare of its passengers and crew is Easyjet’s highest priority and Easyjet would like to thank the passengers for their understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”