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Two people are being questioned by Queensland police over a racist rant on a Brisbane train that has been condemned by the prime minister as “deplorable”. A five-minute video of the incident began circulating on social media over the weekend, showing a young man abusing a Queensland Rail security guard with racially-charged insults and other offensive language.Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he has been briefed about the incident, which has been labelled “un-Australian”, by Queensland Premier Campbell Newman. the man unleashing a tirade of abuse after being told to keep his feet off the seat. The man was filmed by a friend repeatedly calling the guard a “n*****”, a “black dog”, and other sickening names.The incident began when the man was told the train would remain stopped until he got off, having refused to remove his feet from the seats.”Do you want to come to Australia and learn some proper English?” he is seen telling the Queensland Rail guard.”That is not the issue,” the guard replies.He then tells the guard to: “Learn some f******* English ’cause this is Australia … I can’t understand you.”The young male filming the encounter is heard laughing throughout the footage.After hurling abuse at the calm rail guard, the man begins taunting fellow passengers who protest his foul language and anti-social behaviour.He then challenges the guard to a fight, before the friend filming convinces him to get off the train.Comments condemning the man flooded Facebook threads after the footage was posted and shared thousands of times.He was labelled “disgusting”, “pathetic”, a “disgrace”, an “embarrassment”, an “oxygen thief”

 

I think that it is horrible that a simple please take your feet off the seat has turned into a racist attack on a rail guard because he didn’t want to. And know saying that he is innocent and that we should stop over reacting.

 

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