EUSTIS, Fla. — An argument between two customers and a manager of a Florida Burger King that allegedly started when the manager spoke Spanish to another employee was caught on video and has gone viral on social media.
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As of Thursday afternoon, the video had more than 70,000 views.
In the video, an older woman wearing a blue blouse can be heard telling the manager, “This is America. Our main language is English. ... Speak your Mexican at home.”
“Freedom of speech, ma’am. ... Guess what, ma’am, I’m not Mexican. You’re being very prejudiced and I want you out of my restaurant right now,” the manager replies.
The second woman, wearing a pink blouse, says, “This isn’t your restaurant. It is not.”
The manager threatens to call the police.
The three continue to exchange words until the women get up and leave.
The women haven't been identified.
The argument began after the women overheard Castillo speaking to another employee in Spanish, according to the Herald.
"When I heard 'You cannot speak Spanish in public,' I grabbed my phone and I was like, 'Hold up,'" Borrero told NBC News.
"We applauded him because he never disrespected them at all. He was very professional," Borrero told CNN.
Burger King spokeswoman Dori Alvarez told NBC News in a statement, “There is no place for discrimination in our restaurants. We expect employees and guests to treat each other with respect.”
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