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He also threatened to contact gardaí and the young employee’s manager during the incident.


A video of an anti-masker harassing a café employee is being widely shared on social media today.

The clip, which was originally posted on TikTok but has now made its way onto other platforms, shows a customer verbally abusing at an employee in Butler’s Chocolate Café on College Green in Dublin.

The man, who reportedly works as a fitness instructor and was also filming a video on his own phone, hurled homophobic slurs at the worker after being asked to wear a mask in the shop.

He also threatened to contact gardaí and the young employee’s manager during the incident.

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A man was filmed harassing cafe staff

A man was filmed harassing cafe staff

A man was filmed harassing cafe staff

Another member of staff got involved before the man stormed out of the premises.

The video was recorded by another customer in the café.

A spokesperson for Butler's told sundayworld.com: "Our first priority is the welfare of our team, in particular the staff member involved.

"We are appalled by this incident and we notified the Gardaí immediately after it happened. The matter is now in their hands.

"Our staff have all worked extremely hard throughout this pandemic and we value each and every one of them so highly. We are devastated that such an event has happened to one of our staff in one of our stores.

"We are very mindful that these are difficult times for everyone, including retail staff. We aim to serve all of our customers to the best of our ability with kindness and consideration at all times.

"We are very fortunate to have so many wonderful, loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years and would respectfully request that everyone be kind in the busy weeks ahead.

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