If you’re sick and tired of watching angry protesters destroy our flag, you’re not alone.
It seems FedEx delivery driver Matt Uhrin is fed up, too. When Uhrin saw a group about to burn some American flags in Iowa City, he leapt into action.
Armed only with a fire extinguisher and his courage, Uhrin single-handedly put a stop to the disgraceful act.
The heroic act was all caught on video. [Warning: This video contains harsh language.]
salute FedEx guy pic.twitter.com/CaR57N0amc
— Roast Me (@RoastMeDaily) January 30, 2017
In the days following the video’s release, users on social media reacted with an outpouring of enthusiasm for the driver’s actions.
— Steve McGranahan???????? (@wsredneck) January 30, 2017
— Vortex Optics (@VortexOptics) January 29, 2017
Of course, not everyone is so patriotic. Some Twitter users began calling for Uhrin to be fired.
@sgrubermiller He should be arrested for assault. If they fire him, that's his fault. I def don't want a psycho delivering to my house.
— Blake Biller (@blake_biller) January 27, 2017
Afraid that backlash against Uhrin would cost him his job, thousands rushed to sign an online petition calling for FedEx to maintain the driver’s employment.
The company listened —
We have reviewed the matter in Iowa City involving driver Matt Uhrin. He remains a FedEx employee & we have no plans to change his status.
— FedEx (@FedEx) January 28, 2017
That’s the kind of spirit that will make America great again.