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Mo Farah's Wife Verbally Obliterated A Delta Air Lines Staff Member

Entertainment | Delta Air Lines | Gabe Zaldivar | September 13, 2016

Mo Farah's Wife Verbally Obliterated A Delta Air Lines Staff Member

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While we can’t as yet report with any certainty that personal grievances were at the heart of Mo Farah not being granted early boarding access normally afforded first-class passengers. But we do know that you never want to get on the bad side of one Tania Farah.  

The Telegraph reports that the distance runner who seems to delight the world every four years was recently caught in the middle of quite the boarding controversy.

According to the report, the Mo and wife Tania Farah were coming back from Rio de Janeiro when they encountered an issue as they attempted to get on a connecting flight from Atlanta bound for Portland, Oregon, where the two call home.

Tania contends that Mo Farah was not allowed to board commensurate with a first class ticket and was told to wait until economy passengers boarded.

That is when Tania Farah verbally obliterated the Delta Air Lines staff member that told him to wait.

The report states: “Witnesses later claimed Mrs. Farah swore at the airline worker, called her ‘pathetic’ and told her she led a ‘sad little life,’ and was being ‘disrespectful,’ before demanding an apology.”

That is an astounding choice of words. Items that would make any one of us crawl into a little corner.

But according to Tania it was justified. Here is what she told The Telegraph about the incident: “This woman basically humiliated him until people came forward and said: ‘That’s Mo Farah, the Olympic champion…’ She was mortified afterwards, but had basically yelled at him like he was a piece of [expletive] to get back into line. He was the only black person [in the queue] and hadn’t done anything to warrant it. I just knew she had a problem with him.”

Farah is coming off a successful turn at Rio, wherein he managed gold in both the men’s 10,000 meters and 5,000 meter races.

His return home was not, however, without some issues. The report does say that the couple, along with daughter Rhianna, later boarded the flight to what was described as a chorus of applause from fellow passengers.

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Delta, for its part, told the publication: “We are investigating this situation and will be working directly with the Farah family.”

The Sun had another side of the story, citing sources that claimed Farah was late to priority boarding and was told to wait until after economy passengers had boarded.

Even if Farah had missed priority boarding, one would assume that he would be able to, at the very least, file in with the rest of the crowd to get to his seat.

Instead, Farah was told to wait, which led to what can only be described as a tirade of epic proportions.

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