Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard claims he was wrongfully kicked out of a Chipotle restaurant in Florence, South Carolina simply because he’s Black.
According to TMZ, Leonard says he was eating with his family on Thursday (June 25) when another patron, who is white, complained that Leonard was “verbally abusing him.”
Leonard claims it was a lie, but says the restaurant manager walked over to his table and treated him as if he were a criminal.
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"We’re talking about Black Lives Matter and for the guy to look at us and lie and laugh in our face as we walk out and the manger ... just come up here and just basically kick us out of Chipotle?!”
TMZ reports that since reaching out, Brian Niccol, the chairman and CEO of Chipotle, has already launched an investigation into the incident.