Man becomes hero thanks to safety pin used as a button on shirt
London, 30 June 2016
Londoner Nigel Thompson was surprised to find himself a hero after becoming embroiled in the midst of a racist altercation during his daily commute this morning.
The second to top button on Mr Thompson’s shirt had come away, so he had used a safety pin as a temporary measure to keep the shirt done up. During his normal tram ride a group of younger commuters had become embroiled in a verbal tirade against 3rd generation Welshman, David Jones, imploring him ‘to go back to his own country’.
Nigel continues: “I heard a big commotion, there was a large group of youths, possibly eight to ten….years old, causing a big disturbance and verbally abusing a Welsh commuter (I knew he was Welsh as he was wearing Wales top). Naturally being the born and bred Londoner that I am, I turned up my music and looked more intently out of the window.
To my dismay this Welsh guy comes and sits right next to me, and tells the violent gang of school children that if they continued with their bigotry they would have to deal with me. I looked over at them and one of the youths downed his Fanta before explaining ‘(al)low it fam, he’s wearing a safety pin’.
Yes I’m a hero and I would do it all again (if the button ever came off of my shirt”).
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