Two passengers arrested after 'stag do' fight forces plane to divert to France... and the men were so drunk and aggressive police couldn't even question them

  • Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Alicante in Spain, was diverted to Limoges
  • Two men were allegedly 'endangering other passengers' on the flight
  • Both of the men are in custody in France to be questioned by police today

A drunken fight between two British men forced a plane full of Liverpool football fans to divert to France.

The Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Alicante in Spain was diverted to Limoges in the west of France because of two men who were allegedly 'endangering other passengers', according to a spokesman for the city's airport.

Taking to Twitter, one user stated that the fight was between two passengers on a stag do who were on board the flight along with fans on their way to Liverpool FC's Europa League semi-final first leg against Villarreal.

The Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Alicante in Spain was diverted to Limoges in the west of France because of two men who were allegedly 'endangering other passengers'

The Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Alicante in Spain was diverted to Limoges in the west of France because of two men who were allegedly 'endangering other passengers'

Taking to Twitter, one user stated that the fight was between two men on a stag do who were on board the flight along with fans on their way to their Europa League semi-final first leg against Villarreal

Taking to Twitter, one user stated that the fight was between two men on a stag do who were on board the flight along with fans on their way to their Europa League semi-final first leg against Villarreal

Speaking to AFP sport reporter Tom Williams, plane passenger John Macca said that the flight was diverted due to the men on the stag do, not the Liverpool fans. 

Both of the men were allegedly so drunk and aggressive that it was impossible to question them properly.

A police spokesman said that passengers were arrested upon landing and taken to a local police station.

He said: 'They are being held while they sober up, and between them being drunk and the language barrier, it is difficult to be certain about their reasons for the fight and going to Spain.

'The two men will be heard later in the day, when an English-speaking interpreter is present.'

The Boeing 737, which had around 180 passengers on board, resumed its flight to Spain following the arrests.

The men are expected to appear in court in Limoges.

A spokesperson for Ryanair told MailOnline Travel: 'This flight from Liverpool to Alicante diverted to Limoges after two passengers became disruptive in-flight.

'The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained these passengers before the aircraft departed to Alicante. 

'We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and we sincerely apologised to other customers for any inconvenience caused. The safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority.' 

 The Boeing 737, which had around 180 passengers on board, resumed its flight to Spain following the arrests. Pictured is Liverpool Airport

 The Boeing 737, which had around 180 passengers on board, resumed its flight to Spain following the arrests. Pictured is Liverpool Airport

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