A lawyer who styles himself as "Just about the only man that truly challenges the status quo" backed down from challenging the status quo last month after a mob of passengers chanted at him to get off a plane when he refused to don a face mask.
Louis Stead was preparing to fly back to the UK from Egypt last month when cabin crew confronted him about his lack of PPE.
Stead, who runs a strange website which advises people with complaints about companies to "Track down senior management and pay them a visit at their home, in their time", said afterwards that he had difficulties wearing a mask because he has suffered from PTSD ever since he was given an oxygen mask when he was stabbed in 2012.
Video of the incident showed Stead attempting to convince the cabin crew that he was exempted from the rules under the Equality Act.
"What you need to do is tell the Captain that under the Equality Act 2010...you are not allowed to discriminate against a person with a disability as defined by that Act", explained Stead.
"No, no, no, there's more", continued the lawyer when a flight attendant interrupted. "Don't be pacifying and dismissive of me, it's not right".
"Sir, we've got to stop you", insisted the crew member, "I've got to tell the Captain what you're saying".
Mask failures all round.
When the Captain proved to be immune to Stead's legal argument, the cabin crew and passengers turned on the lawyer. "Get him off!" shouted a woman, as others chanted, "Off! Off! Off!"
"People want you off. You're off now", snapped a flight attendant, as passengers chipped in with their views, which included, "Get off the plane!", "Fuck off you twat!" and a baby wailing.
Stead decided to surrender and wear his mask when he was told that otherwise he would have to get off the plane and leave his luggage in the hold.
EasyJet said the disabled parking permit which Stead had produced to the cabin crew was insufficient evidence of his disability, and that in any event the Equality Act did not apply to a plane parked in Egypt.
"It was like I was being attacked by a pack of wolves", said Stead after the incident. "They just assumed the staff are always right and that I was being difficult. They didn't really know what was going on."
Stead, who was in Egypt to scuba dive and look into property investment opportunities, said that because "I dress well", people assumed "I'm just some wealthy guy who drives a nice car" and that "I'm just pulling a fast one". But, "I'm genuinely disabled", he said.