It could all be dismissed as just another Ryanair publicity stunt.
Michael Oâ€™Leary, chief executive of the budget airline, has challenged Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the largest shareholder in easyJet, its arch-rival, to a race round Trafalgar Square to settle a dispute over insults concerning â€œhigh faresâ€ and the portrayal of Sir Stelios as Pinocchio.
But the latest Ryanair insults have provoked a counter-threat. For the first time in the history of their rivalry, easyJet and Sir Stelios are threatening to sue Ryanair â€” on two counts.
â€œIf Stelios does not want to run, maybe he can go round in a wheelbarrow,â€ said Mr Oâ€™Leary. â€œOr maybe we could do sumo wrestling.â€
source: Times Online