Former NBA player Etan Thomas says he was denied train seat

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2011, file photo, Etan Thomas attends a news conference after a marathon meeting with National Basketball Association owners in New York. Thomas wrote in a Facebook post on May 20, 2016, that a woman denied him a seat on a crowded train and later offered it to a white passenger. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Former NBA player Etan Thomas has called out a woman he says denied him a seat next to her on a crowded train, only to offer it up to another passenger.

He writes in a Friday Facebook post that he asked a woman if he could sit next to her on a crowded train but was told the seat was taken. Thomas, who is black, says a white man inquired about the seat less than two minutes later and the woman obliged.

Thomas says he confronted the woman and took a picture, which he later posted to Facebook. He says she called the conductor, who Thomas says was a fan of his.

Thomas didn’t say where the incident took place or what train line he was on.

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