FedEx says it’s investigating after 2 drivers alleged they were confronted by an angry homeowner in a viral video

An image from a video taken by a delivery driver who says he was fired after being confronted by a homeowner.

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An image from a video taken by a delivery driver who says he was fired after being confronted by a homeowner.
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  • FedEx says it is investigating an incident said to have occurred in Leesburg, Georgia, on Tuesday between two delivery drivers and a homeowner.
  • A video posted to Facebook and Twitter by a man named Antonio Braswell appears to show a black delivery driver arguing with a white homeowner while another man records the confrontation from inside the delivery truck.
  • FedEx said the two men had been working for an independent service provider but would be employed directly by FedEx while it investigated the situation.
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FedEx says it is investigating an incident said to have occurred in Leesburg, Georgia, on Tuesday between two delivery drivers and a homeowner.

The details of the incident are not entirely clear. A video was posted to Facebook and Twitter by a man named Antonio Braswell. It appears to show a black delivery driver arguing with a white homeowner while another man records the confrontation from inside the delivery truck.

Braswell wrote in a tweet alongside the video on Wednesday that “FedEx called and told me to take down this video and fired both of us today.”

“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,” he wrote.

A FedEx spokeswoman, Allie Addoms, told Business Insider that the two men were employed by an independent service provider. She said FedEx was investigating the video.

“FedEx Ground expects the highest level of conduct from service providers and their employees,” the spokeswoman said in a statement. “We are aware of this incident and have reviewed the matter with the customer and the service provider business that employed the individuals depicted in the video.”

FedEx added that the two men had since been given employment at the company while the investigation was ongoing.

“FedEx takes extremely seriously any allegations of discrimination, retaliation, or improper employment actions,” the company said in a statement. “FedEx will be conducting a thorough investigation into these claims. While we conduct this investigation FedEx will provide employment for these drivers.”