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Racist Man On Manchester Tram Given Valuable Lesson By Passengers

08/03/2016 08:19 GMT | Updated 08/03/2016 09:59 GMT

A man who told a Spanish couple to "speak English" and "go back to their own country" has been given a swift lesson in how to behave properly on public transport.

Passengers on a tram in Manchester were filmed telling the individual that his behaviour was unacceptable and threatened to call the police.

Jose, the person who shared the footage, said: "The couple were speaking Spanish and this guy was saying ‘speak English’.

"They said they would speak in whatever language they wanted and so he said ‘go back to your own country’, it was disgusting. He was being very abusive.

"But the reaction from the people on the tram was amazing, for them to stand up to him and tell him it was not on.

"You would only get a reaction like that in England, in fact I was speaking to the Spanish guy that had been attacked and he said that to me. He said that no one would have bothered to help someone in that way other than in Britain.

"As soon as he was challenged the guy just shut up and didn’t say anything else. Hopefully he will think twice about being like that in the future – and know that people in Manchester won’t put up with it."