A racist man ranting on a London tube was knocked out with a single punch after yelling “black people are pets” in a crowded car. A video of the incident, which was filmed on a Central Line train at Bank Station and later uploaded to Instagram, showed a white man being incredibly aggressive and shouting at people off-camera. Soon after, he found himself lying on the floor of the train unconscious for his actions.
- The racist man wasn’t making much sense. “It’s my home, all the way back. You know it as well,” the man yelled at people not shown in the video. He then shouted more incomprehensible words before waving his hands wildly in the air and shouting, “What’s your name? What’s your name? Tell me your name. No, you’re black.”
- One passenger then called him out on it. She asked him what he was trying to say and what being black has to do with anything, to which he replied that black people are “lesser than us” and referring to the group of black people off-screen as “pets” while still acting erratically and swinging his arms.
- Finally, one man had enough. A passenger leaving the train turned back at the last minute to deliver a hard punch to the racist on the train, knocking him straight to the floor. The video then shows him lying flat on his back, with one woman commenting “Well done.” Another video showed the racist man marching up to a group of black passengers at Bank Station. It’s unclear what became of the racist man.
- The police are said to be investigating the incident. “British Transport Police are aware of two videos on social media showing an incident on a Central Line Underground train on 15 August,” they said in a statement. “Enquiries are ongoing, and any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 167 of 16/08/20.”