By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:27 BST, 20 September 2020 | Updated: 20:37 BST, 20 September 2020
A Spirit Airlines flight attendant has threatened to call police on a passenger who was wearing a neck gaiter as a face covering.
The incident, which occurred during a flight on the budget carrier sometime last week, was recorded by the passenger and posted to social media.
The video was picked up by https://twitter.com/SVNewsAlerts/status/1307036325909073923 on Friday and has since gone viral, with many debating whether neck gaiters - which can be pulled up over the nose and mouth - are adequate face covering for a domestic flight.
The passenger's gaiter was also covered in stars and stripes, prompting some to accuse the flight attendant of being anti-American - an accusation that was swiftly shut down by Spirit.
A Spirit Airlines flight attendant has threatened to call police on a passenger who was wearing a stars-and-stripes neck gaiter as a face covering
The video begins with the flight attendant asking the passenger to put on a face mask provided by the airline. The passenger responds that he is already wearing a face covering.
'No,' the attendant scolds. 'What do you have underneath it [the gaiter]? That is not legal to wear.''
'Legal by who? What's wrong with my mask?' the passenger snaps back.
'It's not legal