A clash broke out between two Berliners seated diagonally opposite each other on the train; given that the carriage wasn’t that full, the 54-year-old decided to rest his feet on the vacant space next to the 32-year-old – having removed his shoes and socks.
That didn’t go down well with the younger man who took offence at the strong smell of his companion’s feet, pushing them off the seat and complaining forcefully about his particular scent, according to a report in Tagesspiegel. . . . .
“A verbal confrontation developed, which ended with the stinky-footed man being forcefully slapped,” a police spokesperson said.