Two drivers who delivered for FedEx in Georgia were fired after a viral video circulated of them arguing with a customer who they said was threatening them.
The drivers, Antonio Braswell and Felinzay Lundy, worked for a third-party service provider and have since been offered employment by FedEx as the company investigates.
The incident happened in Leesburg earlier this week. Braswell posted a video on Twitter that showed a heated exchange between Lundy and a white man, who was also filming the encounter.
Braswell said the customer chased them and threatened to attack them when they delivered a package.
"All we did was deliver his package, he was in the house at the time," Braswell told GA Followers. "It was a quick stop, and as soon as we were leaving, he ran out his house cursing and threatening us."
Braswell said the apologized even though they were confused as to why the man was upset. He said the man then threatened to "whoop his black (expletive) and told his wife to call police.
“You didn’t have to come out here cussing me like that. I ain’t no little boy. I’ll wait to the police come,” Lundy says in the video.
Braswell posted the video Wednesday and it has since been viewed 6.5 million times.
“I’m reposting this video because people like him doesn’t matter white or any race should never disrespect essential workers putting their lives in jeopardy especially with this covid-19,” Braswell wrote on Twitter.
A GoFundMe set up for Braswell and Lundy has raised nearly $70,000.
“I posted this video because we go through racism everyday on that route in Leesburg, but he was the first one to actually come up and actually threaten us," Braswell wrote on the GoFundMe account.
FedEx confirmed that they knew the drivers had been terminated but they have since offered them jobs.
“We’re offering employment while investigating to ensure an appropriate outcome,” FedEx said on Twitter. “We take seriously allegations of discrimination, retaliation, or improper employment actions.”
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