A British family is smarting from a nightmare flight from Faro it was forced to endure because the wife of footballer Wayne Rooney needed space.

Father Mark Cassin dubbed the incident “despicable” suggesting it shows he and his family were treated differently because they were not celebrities.

The Cassins paid an extra €60 to secure their seats, thus the enforced move communicated to them at check-in was particularly distressful.

Then came the ‘cherry on the cake’ of disappointment: the whole group was seated “right in front of the toilets”.