England soccer legend, John Barnes, is believed to have put his Subbuteo box in the loft following the incident.
A black Parisian businessman was killed last night after a group of English table football enthusiasts threw him from the platform at Gard Du Nord railway station in Paris into the path of a speeding express train. It is believed the incident was racially motivated.
An eyewitness told reporters that the gang of thugs, who were believed to be Subbuteo Table Soccer fans attending a tournament in the city, began taunting the dead man about his skin colour before throwing him to his death.
Claude Bertillon, 25, a Parisian architect, said: “The Englishmen were drinking neat orange squash from bottles and were gorging themselves on sweet cigarettes and penny chews. They were totally obnoxious and kept pulling each others short trousers down and laughing at each other’s pants.
“The black gentleman asked them to moderate their behaviour as there were women and children present, but they refused and began to racially abuse him. Four or five of them then grabbed him by the arms and legs and tossed him onto the track in front of the speeding train. The poor man didn’t stand a chance. To make matters worse they began laughing and one of them even took pictures of the man’s body on his phone. I overheard another one calling his mother, asking if he could have Chicken Dippers and spaghetti hoops for his tea. It was absolutely terrible to be honest with you”
The Parisian gendarmerie have issued a description of five men they wish to interview in connection with the incident. They are described as pasty-faced white men with acne and glasses. They were all wearing “I Love Subbuteo” tank tops along with shorts, grey ankle socks and brown leather sandals. No girlfriends were believed to have been present at the scene.