A man punched a train passenger for singing an Oasis song, prompting a sheriff to ask, “Does he not like ‘Wonderwall’?”
Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard Alan Weir, of Blair Street, Kelty, took offence when two males belted out the Oasis hit with his female companion on a late-night train from Edinburgh to Fife.
Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said the victims were on the 22.12 train to Kirkcaldy, sitting on the floor because it was so busy.
A female with Weir started talking to them and they started singing an Oasis song together.
Weir, 38, became angry and when the singing continued, he said the song was “p***”.
“Does he not like ‘Wonderwall’?” Sheriff Alastair Brown asked.
The depute replied, “It seems he didn’t like her singing along and the fact they were enjoying some banter together.
“He became aggressive towards the men and wanted them to get off at the next stop for a fight.”
Weir then began punching the men on the head and body.
Other passengers broke up the incident and Weir and the woman got off the train at Inverkeithing.
British Transport Police traced Weir later.
He admitted that on 10th August on a train journey between Edinburgh and Inverkeithing, he acted in an aggressive and intimidating manner, shouted, swore and challenged people to fight.
He admitted he assaulted both men by punching him on the head and body to his injury.
Sheriff Brown called for reports and Weir will be sentenced on April 1.