A British minister took off his shoes and socks while riding the train, now he will go to talk to the Prime Minister

Johnny Mercer barefoot on the train / Photo Collage of SP

British Veterans Affairs Minister Johnny Mercer has hit back at criticism after a photo of him sitting barefoot on a train to London went viral on social media.

The photo was first published by The Times, and Mercer allegedly took the photo of one of the passengers. The photo was taken on May 6, but only in the last few days has it started to spread massively.

Social media users criticized the minister for taking off his shoes and socks on the train, but he insists he did nothing wrong.

“So some weirdo went around and took pictures of my laptop while I was reading private messages. My shoes and socks were off because I had just cycled across Dartmoor in the rain,” Mercer said.

The British Prime Minister's spokesman Rishi Sunak answered a journalist's question that it is not okay to undress barefoot on a train. He announced that Sunak will talk to his minister about the case.

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