- Man took off his socks on train before occupying three seats as he put up his feet
- Service was so busy other travellers were forced to stand, witnesses revealed
- Man said: ‘I can do what I want – if you don’t like it go and sit somewhere else’
- In Britain it is illegal for train passengers to put their feet on the seats
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Commuters were left stunned after a middle-aged man took his socks off on a packed train and put is bare feet up on an empty seat.
Passengers on board were so disgusted by the act that a pensioner grabbed one of the man’s shoes and threw it out of the doors.
The train was said to be so busy that other travellers were forced to stand as the man occupied three seats including an accessible area reserved for elderly or disabled passengers.
He was seen relaxing on the lunchtime service from Buxton to Manchester and was asked multiple times to put his feet down by other bemused commuters.
But rather than moving, the man said defiantly: ‘I can do what I want – if you don’t like it go and sit somewhere else.’
The middle-aged man was seen relaxing on the lunchtime service from Buxton to Manchester and was asked multiple times to put his feet down by other bemused commuters
David Buxton, who took the picture, told MailOnline: ‘This gentleman took it upon himself to occupy three seats.
‘During the journey I asked him three times to put his feet down to which he replied “I can do what I want, if you don’t like it go and sit somewhere else”.
‘I informed him that I had no intention of moving anywhere and told him he was an ignorant f***. Excuse the language but I’m retired so I get a pass.
‘At no point was there a guard anywhere to be seen. Arriving at Manchester the carriage was full and with people standing he still had his bare feet on the seat.
‘I decided to teach him a lesson and went over to him while he was putting on his socks.
‘I told him what I thought of him and took one of his shoes off the train and dumped it on the platform.
‘I’ve got no idea if he found it or not but I sure felt better for doing it.’
In Britain it is illegal for train passengers to put their feet on the seats under a by-law dating back to 1889.
Under the Regulations of Railway Act it is a criminal offence to ‘interfere with the comfort or convenience’ of fellow passengers.