England star expresses anger as autistic brother is ‘thrown off train’

Nathan Redmond has expressed his anger after his teenage brother was allegedly thrown off a train.

Michelle Redmond, mother to England star Nathan, claims her other son Niall was made to leave a service because he couldn't find his pass.

The 17-year-old suffers from autism and is believed to have panicked at the request and later missed an exam as he was removed from the train, reports the Birmingham Mail.

Southampton forward Redmond posted the article to his Twitter followers alongside three 'angry face' emojis.

Michelle Redmond said the ticket row happened on Tuesday morning as her youngest son travelled on the West Midlands Railway Service from Dorridge to Kidderminster.

She claims her teenage son has been "very depressed" since the incident, adding: "He has hardly spoke to me or left his room."

Michelle also claims the same thing happened to her son earlier this year.

Michelle added: "The train had got to Olton and there were the inspectors wearing purple jackets going up and down the train checking tickets.

"When they asked Niall he couldn't find his pass straight away and said to the guard, hang on a bit, I can't find it, give me a bit of time.

"His autism means he panics and gets flustered easily – especially when people are standing too close to him.

"The inspector was right next to him and kept demanding the pass and Niall was getting more and more agitated.

"People were staring at him and obviously thought, oh there's a black kid trying to dodge paying the fare."

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Railway said the incident was "regrettable" and investigations were ongoing.

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