Cambridge Student Racially Abused After Defending Woman From Sexist Comments

No one likes a bully, or a show-off, and no one likes a sexual advance when you're waiting in the doctor's surgery.

Sadly, patients at a Cambridge GP were treated to all of the above recently.

A student at Cambridge University spoke up as a man made inappropriate comments towards a woman in the waiting room.

The man then turned around and made a racist comment towards the student.

Rickesh Advani is a 28-year-old political science student at Cambridge. He was once homeless but has turned his life around.

The drama kicked off when a young woman bent down to put her bag on the floor, and was met with the comment: "Spread 'em. Get your tits out," from the vile man, who looks old enough to know better.

Rickesh then stood up for the woman - he was the only person in the busy waiting room to say anything.

Although he politely told the man to be quiet, he was met with aggression. "Pipe down," he was told several times.

The shouty man then said to Rickesh, "Brexit. Go back home."

Confusing, seeing as Rickesh was born and raised in London, just down the road.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Rickesh told iNews: "I was absolutely disgusted by what I had heard and couldn't believe that in 2018 people can be so bigoted.

"At the very first opportunity I told him to politely stop and hoped that would be the end of it.

"Any reasonable human in that situation would have accepted his wrong but he became unnecessarily aggressive to me.

"The comments and absolute disdain in his voice were what got to me and I couldn't stand for her to believe no one cared as I would hate my partner coming home and telling me that happened and worse that no one cared enough to defend her."

He's been praised on Twitter for standing up to the bully. One user said: "What a star. Speaking up for someone when nobody else did, then stood up for himself when nobody else would. Thugs like that always think that if they're loud enough, they'll get away with owt. More people need to be like that chap."

Another said: "Thumbs to the fantastic student who helped of a young girl being harassed at a GP's. It takes a lot of courage to do so."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson is a freelance writer, who has previously worked at Shortlist Media and Trinity Mirror. She has written about the Manchester terror attacks and appeared on BBC Five live to discuss the aftermath, as well as interviewing an orthopaedic surgeon in Syria.

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