British railway guard kicks racist off train

Alexander MacKinnon thought it would be "my word against hers" after he directed racial abuse at Sanaa Shahid on a train out of London—the sneering solicitor said she shouldn't be in the country, let alone first class. Unfortunately for him, he was overheard.

The train guard then approached MacKinnon and told him: "It's not just your word against hers, it's mine as well because I heard it all."

The guard added: "We're not going to accept it. You're drunk and racist and you need to get off the train."

Writing on her Twitter page, Mrs Shahid said she could not speak highly enough of the train manager who helped her and her son.

She added: "Sat with us until the guy was taken off by [British Transport Police]".

He was fined £1,154, plus £50 compensation to Shahif.

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  1. Who the hell sees a woman traveling with a child and thinks, "There's someone I'm going to menace." What the hell is wrong with people.

  2. LDoBe says:

    What kind of person? Why, a pathetic loser looking for an easy target.

  3. This, not 'Trump-speak', is what the racists, bigots, and all the other Mussolini* need to hear.

    *Plural for 'Mussolino', which means 'little authoritarian'. This has been a message from @Snowlark and @Boundegar. Tell all your friends.

  4. The guard added: "We're not going to accept it. You're drunk and racist and you need to get off the train."

    No! No! No!

    You're supposed to engaaaaaaage with them! Have a polite chat about how hurtful their words are and how we're all on the planet together. They will suddenly discover a sense of shame, their inner core of human decency, and their hearts will grow three sizes that day.

    Won't someone please think of the bullies?!

    Oh, wait. Someone did. He's now in charge of the President of America.

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