Pic: Leinster fans present Nigel Owens with passport after Ryanair debacle 6 years ago

Pic: Leinster fans present Nigel Owens with passport after Ryanair debacle

He's flying Aer Lingus from now on.

Earlier today we brought you the story of how rugby referee Nigel Owens was struggling to make it to Dublin for this evening's clash between Leinster and Zebre, after Ryanair refused to accept photo I.D. in lieu of a valid passport.

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Happily, Aer Lingus stepped in to get the Welsh official to the RDS on time, and when he got there he had a nice surprise from the Leinster fans.

Leinster's fans present referee Nigel Owen with a passport 20/2/2015

 

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