BBC News legend Huw Edwards confronted by ‘angry man’ over face mask

BBC News reader Huw Edwards has told fans how he was confronted by an 'angry man' on the tube.

The veteran News at 10 host took to Twitter to explain one member of the public took offence to him wearing a mask.

Rather than being angry about the fact Huw was wearing a mask, it seems the individual in question was not happy about the design.

Huw penned: "Angry man on tube demands I take off mask.

"Turns out he was offended by the Welsh theme… Anyway.

"I’m still going to wear a mask on public transport and indoor spaces — to protect others and show respect for NHS staff. Diolch."

Currently face masks are required in all indoor public spaces.

Unless an individual is exempt on health grounds, face masks must be worn in venues such as bars, supermarket ant shop.

It's also a requirement to were them on public transport.

While the law is set to change on July 19 as part of the final step on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's road map to freedom, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has already confirmed face masks must still be worn on TFL.

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Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Khan said: "We know from the government's own advisors and from the World Health Organisation, that wearing a face covering indoors does reduce transmissions.

"It leads to greater public safety and greater public confidence as well.

"As long as the virus is still with us, and as long as we're still concerned about the virus being transmitted, we will make it compulsory."

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The decision has been met with a mixed response from the public.

While many believe masks are needed to keep the one another safe, others claim that Khan decision to go against national government plans will lead to confusion.

He added to the BBC that he was "confident you will see from Monday high levels of the rules being followed just like there have been since last June".

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