Same Jeans singer ‘screamed homophobic abuse’ at cabin crew on budget flight
The frontman of Scottish indie rock band The View is facing allegations of homophobic abuse.
29-year-old Kyle Falconer was detained in June after he allegedly became “violent and disruptive” on a budget airline Jet2 flight from Spain to Glasgow.
The flight was diverted to the French city of Nantes where Falconer was removed by authorities after the crew raised the alarm.
The singer, who is most famous for the band’s 2007 hit Same Jeans, was reported at the time to have become abusive after he was not permitted to sit next to his girlfriend.
Ahead of a court appearance at Paisley Sheriff Court next week, The Courier reports that the singer is facing allegations of homophobic abuse.
The singer is facing charges for behaving “in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm”.
According to the outlet, he is accused of “shouting, swearing and acting aggressively towards other passengers ‘whilst in possession of two bottles’.”
However, he is also facing a second charge, for hurling homophobic abuse at cabin crew member Ryan Carpenter.
The rock singer recently sad he would turn over a new leaf, heading to a rehab clinic in Thailand.
He told the Sunday Mail: “I know for a fact that I have a problem but it’s hard to bite your tongue sometimes and straight away I start blaming everyone else.”