Last updated: 03:00 PM ET, Thu June 11 2015

Ryanair Pilot Makes Fool Of Himself On Facebook

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | June 11, 2015

Ryanair Pilot Makes Fool Of Himself On Facebook

“…As if every thought that tumbles through your head was so clever it would be a crime for it not to be shared. The internet’s not written in pencil Mark, it’s written in ink.”

If you saw the film "The Social Network," you will remember that line from an ex-girlfriend of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, said in response to him making fun of her online.

We are reminded that some people still don’t take that advice in light of this newest revelation: a Ryanair pilot made a series of postings on his Facebook page in which he posed with a tinfoil hat, called passengers “morons” and disparaged a man apparently kneeling in the airport practicing Salat, the five-times-per-day Muslim prayer ritual.

Even more shocking might have been the response by Ryanair, the European low-budget carrier.

According to a report in The Telegraph, the 31-year old pilot, Iain Inglis, wore a tinfoil hat in the cockpit and took a selfie, possibly a reference to various conspiracy theories about mind control.

He also wrote on Facebook: "To all Ryanair passengers. You now have a seat assignment. So why of why are you still queuing up like morons!!?? Please locate your brains."

And finally, Inglis also wrote about running away from a bearded man he saw in a London airport "praying quietly to Mecca and kissing the floor at Stansted.”

Yet, The Telegraph reached a spokesperson for Ryanair, who apparently didn’t scare, saying: “We don’t comment on social media nonsense, nor do we comment on individuals.”


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