— BushMaster Flex (@theori) July 13, 2018
An unidentified white male was thoroughly introduced to fists after allegedly shouting the n-word at an unidentified black man while on a commuter train platform in Chicago.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the man in question was berating another commuter at the Clark/Lake “L” station in the downtown area. Eyewitnesses told the Windy City’s second paper that the pink tank-top-wearing white man explicitly referred to his eventual assailant using the racial slur.
In the video, posted online on Thursday, the black man can be seen accepting the verbal abuse before patiently removing his button-down shirt, and then removing, folding and pocketing his glasses. A train station column interrupts the vantage point in the footage just as the alleged racist is sent careening toward the rails, but these words can be heard nonetheless:
The fuck you doing this for? Call another motherfucker a n—–, bitch. Call another motherfucker a n—–. Fuck’s wrong with you?
The white man’s head bobs over the side of the railway for a moment as he slowly attempts to rise. The video at this point is unreliable but another strike–apparently from the same man as before–knocks him and sends him directly onto the tracks.
As the man’s entire body falls for the second time, the previously bemused and partially-instigating onlookers begin to scream in a collective din somewhat approaching horror. This doesn’t last too long, however, as the white man is then helped to safety by the immediately sympathetic crowd.
No charges have been filed over the incident, according to the Sun Times.
Video of the shocking altercation is currently making effortless strides towards virality. As of this writing, the video has been viewed nearly 2 million times.
[image via screengrab]