The Daily Mail, along with a number of other newspapers, have followed up a story about a man who was thrown off a coach last week which was first reported on by the Bristol Post.
The original story quotes a witness who said the man was asked to get off the London-bound National Express bus in Bristol because he was Muslim.
While a University of Bristol student told the Post that she "could not believe" what she saw, National Express has spent the best part of Monday flatly denying it had anything to do with Islamophobia (it's not even confirmed if the man was Muslim).
Even more exasperating is the top rated comment on the Daily Mail website, from Karbvi in Azerbaijan...
National Express said in a statement:
The gentleman concerned boarded with excess luggage which became an issue for a number of our other customers.
He refused to put the excess luggage in the hold when requested, was abusive towards our staff and walked out of the station.
Our staff, who often have to make difficult decisions at short notice, remained professional throughout and are extremely upset at these serious allegations which are both unfounded and untrue.