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Grassgreendashhabi Mon 25-Jul-16 13:12:15

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/25/man-armlocks-child-who-refused-to-take-feet-off-seats-on-train/?campaignid=A100&campaignn_type=Email

Why would you think this is acceptable.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Jul-16 13:18:02

It's not acceptable but I'd be appalled if I find out my son had behaved like that!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Jul-16 13:18:37

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Grassgreendashhabi Mon 25-Jul-16 13:19:06

Totally agree the boys were behaving awfully but I don't get what the man was thinking

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Jul-16 13:21:40

He wasn't thinking, was he? Sounds like he snapped and had enough. Not acceptable at all, he shouldn't have touched them but can see how it happened.

Believeitornot Mon 25-Jul-16 13:22:38

Two wrongs don't make a right.

The kids sound like right little shits and I'd not be impressed if I were their mother

And the man - honestly what was he thinking??!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Jul-16 13:27:36

They certainly don't, but tbh I could see my dad doing something like this in another ten years or so. His tolerance for ' rude little shirts' has got increasingly lower recently and while he'd have never done anything like it a few years ago, I could see it happening sad I can just imagine him giving some gobby little toe rag a clip round the ear hmm

PhloppysFonics Mon 25-Jul-16 18:06:28

Both in the wrong. Boys have no manners or respect and man needs to control himself. No doubt the man will be painted as the baddy and the kids behaviour excused by sad face daily mail parents.

pleasemothermay1 Mon 25-Jul-16 18:41:28

Because they grown up in world were non should be touched by a adult that's not ypu parent

They push and push and are shocked when they get a slap not every one reads the guardian and they will give a clip round the ear

Oh dear the old man went to far however may make the kids think again

panegyricS1 Mon 25-Jul-16 22:10:07

Nobody came out of that story well, tbh. Best if everyone just moves on.

sportinguista Tue 26-Jul-16 12:32:05

I can understand why he did it but it's best to just move seats and ignore. I don't even bother to say anything now as you just get a load of abuse. My son knows not to do it, I have done my best in that sense, the children of others I have concluded are their resposibility.

Damselindestress Tue 26-Jul-16 12:53:33

The kids shouldn't have had their feet on the seats but that's no excuse for assault! If he had an issue with their behaviour or them being unaccompanied he should have informed staff. All he is teaching the children is that bullying and violence is acceptable to get your way. He is old enough to know better!

sportinguista Tue 26-Jul-16 12:55:33

Yes Damsel, but round here they would have just carried on once staff were out of sight. Best thing to do is move seats.

GoblinLittleOwl Tue 26-Jul-16 13:22:46

Why would you think it was acceptable for the boys to put their feet on the seats?
The man behaved as he did because he is old enough to remember a time when children did as they were told. If he had called the guard he would have done nothing. I remember a family of four sitting in reserved seats and refusing to move; the guard was called and his solution was to put the people whose seats had been taken into another carriage, thus separating them from the rest of their party, who intended to work together during the journey. The family remained in situ and the three children learned a valuable lesson: ignore the rules and nothing will happen to you.
I am quite sure the man will be tracked down and punished, whereas those badly behaved boys will regard themselves as victims and heroes.

sportinguista Tue 26-Jul-16 13:35:33

You are right Goblin, because I see those children as adults on the buses and trains everyday - still putting their dirty feet on the seats. So they learn, nothing will happen you can do as you like.

Rachelsrose Tue 26-Jul-16 13:46:01

Where was the adult responsible for them? If they can behave like that, they shouldn't be alone in public until they can be trusted.

Madbengalmum Tue 26-Jul-16 13:48:20

Agree absolutely with the last three comments.

2kids2dogsnosense Tue 26-Jul-16 13:51:41

Good for that bloke! No lasting damage and hopefully the little toads will think twice next time (though in today's cottonwool climate they'll probably get a huge payout and the old bloke will get a public flogging).

Madbengalmum Tue 26-Jul-16 13:53:02

Yup, agree with you as well 2 kids.

waterrat Tue 26-Jul-16 13:59:00

eh. some crazy responses here. the man punched a boy in the ribs.

That is disgusting.

scallopsrgreat Tue 26-Jul-16 14:22:41

FFS he punched a young boy in the ribs. I don't care if the lad was pulling moonies at him, that is so beyond out of order. It is not "a clip round the ear" (when is/was it ever a clip round the ear, let's face it).

Massive overuse of force.

diddl Tue 26-Jul-16 14:47:38

Of course what he did wasn't acceptable.

The kids should have been made to get off at the next stop & the parents collect them.

Samcro Tue 26-Jul-16 14:51:44

Where were the parents?

TheLionSleepsAha Tue 26-Jul-16 15:27:26

Appalling behaviour by the boys. The man expected them to behave with common decency. Shame on them and their parents, I'm sick of badly behaved children being defended.

scallopsrgreat Tue 26-Jul-16 15:46:50

Who is defending their behaviour?

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