Gary Neville brands British Airways an “absolute disgrace” after being bumped from flight to London

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Former Manchester United defender Neville took to Twitter to blast British Airways after he was kicked off a flight from Manchester to London Heathrow.

The 42-year-old claimed to have booked tickets for the trip after travelling to the north west to commentate on Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

But after arriving at the airport, Neville was not allowed onto the aircraft after BA allegedly overbooked the flight.

Neville raged on social media: “@British_Airways you are an absolute disgrace!! Overbooking flights and not getting people on…worst airline I’ve ever seen!”

British Airways responded: “Hi Gary, we’re concerned to hear this. Could you DM us with some more information. “We’ll certainly see if there is anything we can do.”

But Neville responded by saying: “Hi I’m happy on here . My DM doesn’t work!

“Can you stop this ridiculous practice? On our way to get the train and see if we can make our connect.”

Neville is regarded as one of the best pundits on Sky Sports (Image: Getty Images Europe)

A BA spokesperson later said: “Due to difficult weather conditions at Manchester this morning one of our flights was cancelled.

“This meant a small number of customers for the next flight were put on standby for a short time while we double checked that there were enough seats for everyone.

“We asked these customers if they could wait 15 minutes while we made these checks.

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