- A video resurfaced online showing a police officer refusing to help a man looking for help
- According to the complaining man, the cop doesn't want to assist him in Afrikaans
- The officer is filmed lounging in his chair while the man accuses him of racism
Afrikaans is not everyone's favourite language. While some see it as another one of South Africa's beautiful languages, to others it's a reminder of a time of oppression.
One man believed a police officer refused to help him because he's white and speaks Afrikaans. In a video, which was shared again by Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux on Thursday, a couple of Afrikaans men take on a cop at a police station.
According to Man's Not Barry Roux, the man wanted to open a case of assault but the officer refused to help him.
He captioned the video:
"Some people are good at looking for trouble. With that guy’s attitude no wonder he got beat up. He was looking for trouble, got assaulted, then went and looked for trouble at the police station. Why don’t you just speak the language the officer understands."
The footage shows the man repeated asking the officer why he did not want to assist him in Afrikaans.
The man then tells him: "What I forgot in the army you still have to learn."
By the end of the video, the man accused the officer of refusing to him help because he's a white Afrikaans-speaking guy.
The video sparked quite the reaction on Twitter and Briefly.co.za gathered tweeps were left divided.
Many applauded the cop for standing his ground while others said his behaviour was unacceptable, regardless of the man's attitude.
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