Tommy Fury has hit back at fans who accused him of not wearing a facemask on a train over the weekend.
The boxer-turned-reality-star, 21, caused a stir after sharing a snap of himself travelling in First Class while on his way home to Manchester from London on Sunday afternoon.
The sportsman was staying in the capital to host live boxing coverage for BT Sport on Saturday night.
However on his train journey back to the northern city, Tommy posted a snap of himself relaxing in the empty Avanti West Coast train carriage and boasted: “Full carriage to myself,” to his 3.3million Instagram followers.
Now, a spokesperson for the star has revealed Tommy only removed his mask to have a drink of water and argued that the carriage was empty.
They told The Sun : “This story was taken while Tommy had his mask off to drink water and I am sure you saw his other story which showed a completely empty carriage (he was the only person in it).
“Tommy has posted many pictures over the last few months of him wearing a mask.
“It was taken out of context. I can appreciate the confusion.”
And according to the publication, the train operator has revealed all passengers must wear a face covering on trains, unless exempt.
An Avanti West Coast spokesperson said: “In line with government guidance, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) when you’re at a station and whilst onboard a train.
“Some people may not be able to wear a face covering such as young children, people with specific medical reasons, those with breathing difficulties or whose disabilities make it difficult for them to wear a face covering.”
Meanwhile, government guidance also states it is a legal requirement to wear a mask on public transport, unless the passenger is exempt for medical reasons.
Tommy, who is the half-brother of heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, shot to fame on Love Island when he met girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague.
Since becoming runners-up on the show, the couple have gone from strength-to-strength and live in a luxurious £1.3million apartment in Cheshire.
The Mirror has contacted Tommy’s representative for comment.
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