Govan bus driver sacked for using Snapchat while driving

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A BUS driver has been sacked after filming bizarre videos from behind the wheel and posting them online.

Leon Morrow’s weird clips include a shot of him driving while using Snapchat on his smartphone to give himself lipstick and eyeshadow.

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Picture: submitted

In another, he films himself laughing as an eccentric passenger leaves the bus screeching “bye” with increasing volume.

After the clips were discovered by McGill’s Bus Company, based in Greenock, Inverclyde, Mr Morrow was sacked.

The 25-year-old from Paisley, Renfrewshire, has now set up a gofundme page on which he details the sorry end to his bus driving career, reveals he’s “skint”, and appeals for donations.

The most popular of his videos shows him grinning at the camera as a female passenger waits to get off the bus.

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Picture: submitted

As the bus slows down, the woman says “Thanks driver”, to which Leon replies “Thank you”.

She then says “Bye bye driver” and he responds “Bye bye”.

The woman continues to shout “Bye” in an increasingly high voice, until she steps off the bus and screeches ‘Bye’ one last time.

It would appear the woman is notorious in the area, thought to be Govan, Glasgow, as many people comment online saying they had seen her before.

A video uploaded earlier this month appears to be filmed from behind the wheel and shows Mr Morrow grinning at the camera while driving. He appears to have used a Snapchat filter to add lipstick and eyeshadow to his face.

Another image, a still photograph, shows Mr Morrow with his face comically distorted by a smartphone app. It is not clear if he is driving.

Leon revealed a few days ago that his jokes had backfired.

He wrote on his Facebook page: “Sorry everyone the video has to come down.

“People phoning my work and complaining. Tatties!”

He has since set up a gofundme page, called ‘Help a now jobless brother out’, where friends and family can donate money.

On it he writes: “I posted a very harmless video on Facebook of a sweet old lady who gets on my bus and she responded perfectly with me.

“The video soon got thousands of shares and thousands of views.

“But then my work caught fire of what was going on and I was asked to resign leaving me helpless as a slug in salt.

“Help a brother out with some justice served. I’M SKINT.”

He set the fundraising target at £100,000, but has only managed to raise £50 in two days.

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