Tourist arrested at Iceland worldwide airport for wearing too many clothes

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Two security guards wearing high-vis jackets approach Williams as he asks: "Why can't I get on this flight?"

Williams posted two videos on Twitter in which he is heard asking employees why he is not being allowed to board the plane.

British Airways said Ryan was turned away for being rude and later called security when he refused to leave the desk, according to Icelandic news site, Mbl.

Ryan Carney Williams' horrific tale of being stranded at an airport in Iceland for wearing several items of clothing that wouldn't fit in his checked baggage has gone viral, garnering global attention.

Williams was eventually able to make it home on a Norwegian Airlines flight but is focused on directing attention on British Airways and EasyJet, threatening a lawsuit against the latter. Police allegedly used pepper spray on Williams and arrested him, the Monitor reported.

"We do understand that our customers' plans can change so they can choose to pay a fee at the airport if they need an extra bag". A spokesman said that the airline arranged an alternative flight to London for Williams.

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Williams later posted images of a direct message exchange with an easyJet representative, who told him the captain had chose to "offload" him based on the British Airways incident from the day before. That airline said in a statement that "the captain and the ground crew were concerned about reports from the previous day so we provided a refund and he travelled with another airline".

He was therefore stuck in Iceland without his luggage and without money.

"My sister-in-law booked my flight because I was flat broke from being homeless in Iceland", he claims. The representative told him he would not be eligible for a refund - a decision the airline later reversed.

Mr Williams, from Catford, London, whose parents originate from Cuba, Jamaica, Ireland and England said: 'The reason I say it's racial profiling - and I hate pulling the race card - is because my whole experience of life shows me that the older generations are very nationalist'.

Others, however, didn't agree with his take on events, nor take kindly to his saying that it was due to racism.

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