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Galway man faces 20 years in prison after allegedly exposing his back to flight attendants and passengers during trip to New York

An Irishman who allegedly refused to wear a Covid mask on a flight from Dublin to New York and allegedly revealed his beggar scene to a flight attendant, faces 20 years in prison if convicted of the crime hung, it has surfaced.

Footie’s coach Shane McInerney, 29, from Galway, is said to have behaved this way on the eight-hour Delta Airlines flight on January 7.

Shane McInerney'repeatedly refused to wear a mask despite being asked by the crew dozens of times'

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Shane McInerney ‘repeatedly refused to wear a mask despite being asked by the crew dozens of times’Credit: instagram
Shane McInerney relaxing on Daytona beach after the alleged incident

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Shane McInerney relaxing on Daytona beach after the alleged incidentCredit: fACEBOOK

He appeared before a judge in New York a week later and was charged with “intentionally assaulting and threatening a member of the crew”, according to a criminal complaint sealed by the US Department of Justice today. Friday.

It said the suspect repeatedly refused to wear a mask, threw a can of soft drink and hit a passenger on the head, while “pulling down his pants and underwear and arresting a flight attendant and the passenger.” .”

RELATED TO BAIL

A court spokesman said that if found guilty of this felony, McInerney could be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

McInerney went to Florida to take a job at a football academy.

He was released on $20,000 bail pending trial.

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McInerney was also accused of kicking the front passenger’s seat in front of a passenger.

The 29-year-old claims on his Instagram account that he has a “huge passion for travel” and says he is a former professional footballer, coach and qualified personal trainer .

In a Facebook post on January 16, McInerney revealed that he made it to Florida safely.

On January 16, he took a picture of himself relaxing on Daytona Beach and said, “It’s great to be back in the sunny state. So lucky to call this place home for the next few months.”

NO TOlerance POLICY

He has played football in different countries including Australia, Sweden, Spain and USA and pursued a career in modeling.

In January 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration said it would adhere to a zero-tolerance policy for people who flout federal rules that mandate mask wearing on domestic US flights.

This comes as flight attendants report a high number of verbal and physical abuses from travelers who refuse to wear masks.

An American Airlines jet traveling from Miami to London turned around mid-flight on Thursday because a passenger refused to wear a Covid mask.

The 29-year-old claims on his Instagram account that he has a'huge passion for travel'

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The 29-year-old claims on his Instagram account that he has a ‘huge passion for travel’Credit: instagram
Young Galway is released on $20,000 bail as he awaits trial

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Young Galway is released on $20,000 bail as he awaits trialCredit: Instagram
McInerney allegedly behaved this way on an eight-hour Delta Airlines flight on January 7

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McInerney allegedly behaved this way on an eight-hour Delta Airlines flight on January 7Credit: Getty Images – Getty

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