The pacifist who had the last laugh: Pubgoer refuses to defend himself or throw a punch as yobs batter him... but he keeps standing and smiling despite being bloodied

  • Man was beaten and his top slashed outside Hunter's Moon pub in Birmingham
  • Was asked 'what are you doing coming round here?' by a group of five yobs   
  • Is knocked to the ground and punched from behind, in clip uploaded yesterday 
  • Liam Smyth, of Shard End, is pictured in a grey tracksuit and defends his actions 
  • If you know anyone involved, please email phoebe.eckersley@mailonline.co.uk

A man who was repeatedly punched in the face refused to defend himself and instead antagonised thugs by asking 'is that it?'

The group of five yobs started intimidating the man and asking him 'what are you doing coming around here?' outside the Hunter's Moon pub entrance in Birmingham.

One of the men in a grey tracksuit, Liam Smyth, known as 'Ginge', from Shard End, Birmingham, encourages a man in a yellow polo shirt to follow him, seemingly looking for a fight, in the horrifying clip uploaded yesterday.

A man was punched repeatedly by a gang outside the Hunter's Moon pub in Birmingham but refused to defend himself and ended up with a slashed polo-shirt, in a clip uploaded to Facebook yesterday. Liam Smyth, known as 'Ginge' (right) claimed the man in the yellow polo shirt was bullying his father-in-law who has just recovered from a heart attack in a video  he posted to Facebook

A man was punched repeatedly by a gang outside the Hunter's Moon pub in Birmingham but refused to defend himself and ended up with a slashed polo-shirt, in a clip uploaded to Facebook yesterday. Liam Smyth, known as 'Ginge' (right) claimed the man in the yellow polo shirt was bullying his father-in-law who has just recovered from a heart attack in a video  he posted to Facebook 

Liam Smyth from Shard End, Birmingham, pictured in the video wearing a grey tracksuit, claimed the man was bullying his father-in-law

Liam Smyth from Shard End, Birmingham, pictured in the video wearing a grey tracksuit, claimed the man was bullying his father-in-law 

In response to the incident, Mr Smyth posted a video to Facebook and claimed the man in the yellow polo t-shirt was bullying his father-in-law, who has just recovered from a heart attack, and said he will not apologise for his actions. 

In the footage, the targeted man, wearing a cotton yellow t-shirt, follows Mr Smyth and keeps smiling. 

A smaller grey-haired man shouts: 'You’re a bully, Ginge let me do him, Ginge let me do him.' 

Mr Smyth clutches the victim's top in his hand and takes a failed swing at him - as he refuses to defend himself and swears at the group instead.

People can be heard screaming and a female staff member comes forward to intervene but quickly runs back.

But this appears to have done little, as moments later the group take their fight to an open space behind the cars.

As the men go head-to-head outside the Birmingham pub, a female member of staff rushes out to intervene. But after realising the seriousness of the incident, she rushes back

The victim (pictured in yellow) falls to the ground and gets knocked by the yobs as he tries to stand up again in the Greene King pub car park, in clip uploaded yesterday

The victim (pictured in yellow) falls to the ground and gets knocked by the yobs as he tries to stand up again in the Greene King pub car park, in clip uploaded yesterday

Mr Smyth punches the man twice in the face, leaving him with blood streaming from his nose. However the man still decides to follow him to the car park. 

The two men shove their hands into each other's face and the victim then calmly stands and watches Mr Smyth pacing on the spot to gear himself up for a fight.

Moments later, a thug approaches the man from behind and gives him a kick in the back and punch in the side of the face which sends him flying on to the road.

Appearing wound up, Mr Smyth starts pacing as though he is ready to give the man a punch
He pushes his hand into Mr Smyth's face to try and defend himself

The victim appears to aggravate Mr Smyth by following him back and asking 'is that it?'

People have shared their 'respect' for the victim (pictured in yellow t-shirt) who 'took so much and kept his cool'. He was targeted by the men - with one asking him to step aside before Mr Smyth, (pictured left in a grey tracksuit) clutched the man's top in his hand and made a failed swing at him

People have shared their 'respect' for the victim (pictured in yellow t-shirt) who 'took so much and kept his cool'. He was targeted by the men - with one asking him to step aside before Mr Smyth, (pictured left in a grey tracksuit) clutched the man's top in his hand and made a failed swing at him

Mr Smyth pulls at the man's top as he staggers to his feet and the pair are joined by another man who climbs over him and beats him side-on.

He shouts in the man's face 'I promise you' and prods him in the stomach.

Moments later, the camera jumps to the victim and reveals his t-shirt has been sliced, leaving his stomach on display. 

People took to Facebook to share their respect for 'the big guy' and claimed there was 'only one winner there'

People took to Facebook to share their respect for 'the big guy' and claimed there was 'only one winner there' 

But even after this battering, the man stays put and does not flee the scene.

It remains unclear when the incident happened but was uploaded to Facebook with the caption: 'Where's the fair play here?' 

Do you know anyone who was involved in the incident? 

If so, please email phoebe.eckersley@mailonline.co.uk 

Kelvin Roberts commented on the video: 'Respect to the big guy... took so much and kept his cool... would have been a different story if he had a one on one.'

Tony Maughan said there was 'only one winner' in the video with the victim hardly moving and the attackers were 'giving it the bigness as though they're boxers'.  

In a video posted to Facebook, after the fight, by Mr Smyth adds: 'The video is the video but he was bullying old people and I stood up to him. It didn't look too good but I don't really give a f***.

'I'm Ginge from Shard End and I am not apologising to absolutely nobody.' 

Mr Smyth has been approached for comment from MailOnline.  

Scene of the crime: The Greene King pub Hunters Moon, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, where the altercation took place

Scene of the crime: The Greene King pub Hunters Moon, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, where the altercation took place

Pubgoer refuses to defend himself or throw a punch as yobs batter him

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