THE teenager at the centre of a YouTube sensation after he was filmed being thrown off a train has insisted he was not a fare dodger.
Sam Main, 19, a student at Heriot-Watt University, was chucked off the train at Linlithgow station by a burly commuter, to the applause of other passengers, after he became involved in a shouting match with a conductor who told him his ticket was not valid.
But today Mr Main is reported as saying: “I had been out celebrating after an exam and I was half asleep on the train. I did have a ticket but I must have handed over the wrong one.
“The next thing I know this big guy is manhandling me to the door and throwing me off. I landed on my face and I have cuts all over my cheek and legs.
“I couldn’t believe it when the footage turned up on YouTube. People have been asking me if I’m going to go to the police, but I have more exams on Thursay and at the moment I just want to concentrate on them.”
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