Footage has been going viral of the moment a man was booted off a train by furious commuters at one of Australia’s busiest stations. Initial reports suggested the man – of Asian descent – was a victim of racism. However, that is not true.
The incident unfolded at Sydney’s Central Station on Friday.
The woman who filmed the chaos claimed the ugly altercation was ‘not a racist’ attack – and the supposed victim got what he deserved after telling a baby to ‘f***ing stop’ crying.
In the video uploaded to TikTok, the man was seen in the carriage wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt, white shorts, work boots and carrying a camping-style bag.
‘For what f***ing reason?’ he was heard screaming to his fellow commuters, to which another replied ‘shut up’, while others yelled obscenities.
The other passengers then banded together and told the man ‘you have to get off the train’, as their hands were seen pushing him towards the door.
‘You f***ing crazy people,’ the man protested.
Before he got off the train, the man continued swearing at fellow train passengers.
He then alighted at Central Station.
The woman who filmed the ordeal later explained: ‘Hey everyone, the Asian man was not the victim.
‘Here is what happened.. the baby was crying and the Asian guy yelled at the baby “can you f**king stop”.
‘Everyone then protected the baby… another guy said “you can’t say that to a baby”.’
And that’s what really happened despite the media framing this as a racist attack.