Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone was told he "should know better" by a TfL member of staff after being spotted holding up a tube by putting his foot in the door.
Awkward footage posted by Twitter user @2wenty4s this morning shows Mr Livingstone with his foot in the doors of a London tube refusing to budge as a TfL staff member attempts to remove him.
The staff member can be heard saying: “Mr Livingstone, it’s all right.”
Livingstone, who was wearing a green coat and a scarf around his mouth which obscured half of his face, replied: “Stop pushing me over! You’re trying to push me over.
“Now open (the doors) and let me on!”
Please do not share this video of Ken Livingstone shouting at a member of TfL staff and delaying people getting to work. pic.twitter.com/OCHT2tRgTw— James Cleverly (@JamesCleverly) December 2, 2019
The staff member claims he isn’t trying to push him over and shouts: “Mr Livingstone, you should know better than this. What are you doing?”
The video footage was posted on Twitter this morning and has since attracted more than nearly 700,000 views.
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Mr Livingstone told Mail Online that it was "not a deliberate act".
He said: "It happens. You often get caught by the doors closing on you.
"But I have never in all my life using the Tube not known the driver to immediately open the door."
A TfL spokesperson told Yahoo news: “We encourage all of our customers to stand clear of the doors for their own safety and to help us run a reliable service.”