A “SELFISH” commuter has been slammed for apparently making a woman on crutches stand while he worked on his laptop on a rush hour London train.
The man was spotted on the train from Clapham Junction on Tuesday – perched on the seat as the injured woman stood next to him.
Fellow commuter Sonny Phillips snapped a photo – saying he couldn’t believe his eyes during his 30-minute train journey from Clapham Junction to Isleworth in London.
And the construction worker said it wasn’t until another person noticed the woman and offered her a seat that she “gratefully accepted” and got to sit down.
Sonny, from East Dulwich, London, said: “I noticed this woman on a crutch and brace and noticed she was stood right next to a man who was sat down on his laptop.
“I just thought it was strange she wasn’t offered a seat by him throughout the whole journey. He obviously could tell she was right next to him.
“I’m really not a fan of that behaviour. I know people tend to be quite ignorant on their commute.
“But it just struck me as odd because if I was sitting down and I saw a woman with a crutch right next to me, without a second guess I’d give up my seat.”
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“I’m sure if he had offered her a seat and I hadn’t noticed she would have accepted because later on in the journey I saw someone else offer her a seat and she gladly accepted, so I just assumed he didn’t really care to.
“It’s sad really because it looked to me like she was just used to it. She was just on her phone.”
Sonny posted the photo on social media – inundated with outrage.
One wrote: “What a pig of a so-called man.”
But another added it was important not to jump to conclusions.
He said: “Chances are that he is a selfish p****, however, he could be unaware of her, be unable to stand for whatever reason, or have his offer declined by her.”
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Sonny said that while she hadn’t asked for a seat, he added “someone in that position shouldn’t have to ask”.
He added: “Of course these situations do exist [where someone has a hidden injury or disability] but to my knowledge he was able to get off the train without any problems.
“I didn’t see him get off the train but I know by the time I reached my stop he wasn’t there so I guess he was fine.”
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