REVEALED: Passenger in furious train row with woman who called him a 'white idiot' after putting her muddy feet on his seat is a Tory councillor responsible for the capital's TRANSPORT
- Two commuters travelling from Dartford to London break out into a racial row
- Keith Prince, from the London Assembly, became embroiled in the dispute?
- The fight began after a woman apparently put her 'dirty' feet on Mr Prince's suit
- Video shows the fight escalating with the woman calling him a 'white idiot'
- Mr Prince, who chairs the transport committee at the London Assembly, reacted
- He later apologised for disturbing other passengers and regretted the 'petty' row
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The man who was filmed in a furious race row over feet on seats on a busy commuter train is a Tory councillor responsible for the capital's transport, MailOnline can reveal.
Keith Prince, of the London Assembly, has apologised for the 'petty' argument getting out of hand which pretty quickly 'got personal'.
The politician was filmed by a fellow commuter in a dispute which began with an intrusion of space and quickly turned 'racist'.
Mr Prince, who is married to Nigerian Temitayo, apologised for disturbing his fellow passengers and added that by the end of the row he and the woman had resolved their differences.
'I regret getting involved in such a petty dispute.' he said. 'This is one of those situations in which it is better to simply walk away.
'By the end of the journey we were joking with each other and having a pleasant conversation. That said, I'd like to apologise to my fellow commuters for the disturbance our initial disagreement caused.'
Video posted on the Dartford Rail Travellers Association Facebook page shows the moment the altercation occurred after a young woman seems to have put her feet on Mr Prince's seat.
The video doesn't show the start of the argument but a witness said: 'It started because she had her feet on his chair as he went over to sit down.'
'You're an idiot,' she tells Mr Prince. 'I'll f***king slap you.'
The man who was filmed in a furious race row over feet on seats on a busy commuter train is a Tory councillor who chairs the London Assembly committee for transport, MailOnline can reveal
Keith Prince has apologised for disturbing other passengers after the 'petty' argument got out of hand and pretty quickly 'got personal'
Mr Prince starts talking back but his voice is muffled over the woman's - both become inaudible for a few seconds as they talk over each other in obvious disagreement.
Clearly not wanting to solve the problem - or beyond annoyed that her leg has been touched - the woman starts insulting the Tory politician.
'That's why you're not married, you idiot,' she says. And then after finding out he is indeed married, 'She's cheating on you. She's using you for your money.'
The woman made this latter claim after learning that the man's wife is Nigerian and said she understood Nigerian women because she is one.?
Mr Prince has been married to Temitayo for four years and he has been seen in traditional Nigerian dress with his wife.?
The politician was filmed by a fellow commuter in a dispute which began with an intrusion of space and quickly turned 'racist' and the woman was heard describing him as a 'white idiot'. Pictured: Mr Prince with his Nigerian wife Temitayo
Mr Prince (pictured with his wife this year) said: 'I regret getting involved in such a petty dispute.' he said. 'This is one of those situations in which it is better to simply walk away'
Mr Prince laughs in the woman's face and shows her his wedding ring after she accuses him of not being able to hold down a woman, pictured
Mr Prince may have been wearing a wedding ring but the female passenger claims she's convinced that his wife must be cheating on him, pictured
'I’m Nigerian, I know what women want... you’re an idiot': Bizarre row between ranting rail passengers caught on camera?
The argument on the early morning train between the woman, pictured left, and Mr Prince ended amicably
Woman: You’re an idiot, I will f*****g slap you
Man:?All I am…All I want is for you to stop putting your dirt on my shoes?
Woman:?You’re so used to women being quiet when you talk. Touch me again I’ll f*****g scarper you, you’re an idiot
Man: No you’re the idiot
Woman:?That’s why you’re not married your idiot. No woman would stand your stupid acts.
Man: Er hello! [holds up his wedding ring] Haha. Ah-ah!
Woman: Are you married? Are you sure? Are you sure she is not cheating on you? Are you sure?
Man: Because she’s a really nice?Yoruba?lady
Woman: Are you sure about that? Trust me, she’s using your money
Man: Trust me, I don’t know about that.?
Woman: You’re a f*****g idiot. Trust me, she doesn’t love you. I’m Nigerian I know what women want, you’re an idiot.
Man: You might know what women like you like
Woman: Touch me again and I’ll f*****g slap you
Man: I don’t want to touch you
Woman: Your wife is where I’m from so I you know I know her attitude so we have the same attitude so touch me again and I will slap you the same way your wife beats you up
Man: Do not put your shoe on my chair so that I have to get dirt on my trousers. So now you know what it’s like
Woman: You’re laughing because you can’t do s**t. You know you can’t do anything. Listen, my foot is literally by your balls. I am literally grabbing you by your balls. Do you understand that? Do you understand that?
Man: No you’re not! Hahaha! You’re just making yourself look like a complete fool.
Woman: You’re actually an idiot do you know that?
Man: You’re making yourself look like a complete fool
Woman: This is fun
Man: Just because you can’t respect other people’s property, take your shoes off..
Woman: So I get on the train and this white idiot
Man: Oh racist as well now? Racism, I love it.
Woman: Like a f*****g idiot
The passenger who took the video said the incident happened on the 8.50am Southeastern train travelling from Dartford to London.?
The row involving Mr Prince took place at 8.30am on Thursday
They said: 'She took her feet off of the chair and then brushed them against his suit - he wasn't happy anyway and this pushed him overboard.
'The man then put his feet back on hers and that's when she kicked off.'
The onlooker decided to switch on their camera after the woman threatened to slap the man, the fight soon reaching a point where the woman says she'll kick the man in the groin.
The onlooker said: 'The argument then continued with them making ridiculous comments at one another.'
It's true. Nearing the end of the video, the woman tells Mr Prince, 'my feet is literally by your balls, I'm literally grabbing you by your balls'.
The argument on the train is said to have started because the woman, pictured, had her feet on a seat that Mr Prince wanted?
The woman, pictured, begins typing what is thought to be a social media post on her phone
The woman then goes to her phone, looking like she's about to post her experience on social media, saying out loud, 'So I get on the train and this white idiot..'
'So you're racist as well now?' replies Mr Prince, taking out his own phone.
Although it was heated, the witness said:?'It seemed to cool off rather quickly after they both had their phones out.?
'By the end of their journey they were laughing with each other and talking about his wife's heritage.'?
A spokesperson for Southeastern confirmed they had not received any reports of the incident.??
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