A short video showing a man rip off a Confederate flag from the back a slow-moving transport truck in the middle of traffic has gone viral.
In the 40-second clip, an African American man in a white T-shirt can be seen running up to the back of a transport truck with a small Confederate flag pasted on it as James Brown’s “The Payback” plays in the background.
The man then jogs behind the moving truck for several seconds before he manages to peel the flag off of its back door.
I support this guy pic.twitter.com/u5EAN8weVw— bennydiego✯ (@bennydiego) May 29, 2019
The video appears to have been first shared on Twitter by a user with the handle bennydiego on May 28, along with a caption that reads: “I support this guy.”
It’s unclear who recorded the video or where it was filmed. A logo on the back of the truck indicates the vehicle is from Tribe Transport, a Georgia-based trucking company.
As of Tuesday morning, the video has racked up more than 3.7 million views.
The majority of commenters appeared to praise the actions of the man in the video.
Not all heroes wear capes— The Mummy (@boris3324) May 29, 2019
I want to buy him a beer— Mark Kenny (@MarkKenny17) May 29, 2019
Can we build a monument for this guy?— JayAyYTuco757 (@JayWren2) May 29, 2019
However, there were others who accused the man of committing a crime and destroying someone else’s property.
RIGHT!! Displaying a flag of a treasonous army smh— ���� Intr0v3rt �� (@HausOfEndy) May 29, 2019
It's called defacing private property and it's a crime. Go ahead and applaud some more.— OldGaySteve4Bernie (@SteveJax) May 29, 2019
It's still a crime and it's only a banner. It quit being a flag when they lost the war. The North got ownership of the flag— Sheldon Crow (@Sheldon_Crow) May 29, 2019
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