A photo of Boris Johnson sticking his foot on a table during talks in Paris with the French president triggered unflattering comments on social media.

But users on both sides of the Channel who called the UK prime minister's actions insulting might have been jumping to conclusions.

A video appears to show Mr Johnson was responding to a joke by his host.

Emmanuel Macron seems to suggest the table could also be used as a footstool before Mr Johnson lifts his right boot.

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VOA News 22 Sep 2019 23:23 CEST

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