Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden has spoken of his frustrations with Ryanair’s policies and accused the airline’s chief Michael O’Leary of “stealing” money by charging high fees.

The singer was booked on a flight from Liverpool to Ireland yesterday but was angered when staff at the airport check-in desk told him he needed to pay £70 to print his boarding pass and £80 for a heavy golf bag.

McFadden was so enraged that he left the airport and boarded a train to London so he could fly with a different airline.

Voicing his anger on Twitter, McFadden aimed his frustrations at the airline’s boss Michael O’Leary.

He said: “Had so much I wanted to say about my Ryanair experience today but I’ll keep it simple. Michael O’Leary you’re a scumbag who exploits … hard working people and tricks them out of their money with your ridiculous loop holes. You are stealing from your own people!”

“Ryanair. I had no access to printer for my boarding pass. Cost of them to do it at check in… £70… my golf bag 4kgs over weight… £80”.

He added: “So instead I got the train from Liverpool (to) London to fly with an honest airline. Cost more in the end but it’s the principle of it”