BRITISH Airways has been plunged into a sexism row after an employee claimed he was sacked for having a "man bun".

Londoner Sid Ouared, 26, said he has been "discriminated against" because he was accepted into the customer service role with the "trendy" hairstyle.

The Terminal 5 customer services assistant said bosses did not mention anything during his assessment, until his final day of training.

Sid said: "I got fired from British Airways because I have a man bun, which according to them doesn’t comply with their uniform policy.

"The fact that they dismissed me for being a man with long hair is ridiculous and sexist. They have discriminated against me."

He added: "They basically said cut it, put it in a turban like a Sikh, or turn it into dreadlocks like a rastafarian.

"I am not any of those things and I can't believe that they would make me wear my hair like something that I am not."

Sid claimed airline bosses would not have said that to a woman.

The 26-year-old said: "Right now we live in multicultural Britain. We live in the age of equality and we should be open minded.

“I have worked with lots of luxury retailers and never had an issue with my hair.

“But this stuffy old airline won’t allow me to have my hair as I like it."

A British Airways spokesman said: "We don't comment in detail on individual employment matters."