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Sprint CEO responds to racial incident at a Sprint store (NSFW)

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Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure didn't like what he heard on a video taken inside a Sprint store in Manassas, Va. The video shows a female Sprint customer by the name of Tiffany Cormier on her phone, trying to find a third Sprint store to visit in the area after she had visited two other locations. That is when another Sprint customer by the name of Juan tells the woman about a location in Fairfax. Instead of being thankful for the information, the woman goes off like a fire alarm at a chili cook-off.

She accuses Juan of listening in to her conversation, and much more. "Well you better watch who the f**k you’re talking to," she threatens. As her rant continues, the woman states that she "ain’t scared of no f**kin’ sp*c." Juan pleasantly says his good bye to the woman and leaves the store. Her response? "They need to take his f**king a** back to Mexico."

The video went viral after getting posted online by New York Daily News civil justice writer Shaun King, who also is a civil rights activist. And from there, it caught the eye of Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. In a tweet, the Bolivian born executive said that this kind of behavior is unacceptable and that America needs to do better. Under the title "Racism Has No Place at Sprint," Claure wrote a series of five tweets that list his feelings about the incident. You can check out his comments by reading the tweets in the slideshow, below.


source: @marceloclaure, TheDailyHaze via KasnsasCityStar

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