Here’s another reminder that being a flagrant asshole to others can have consequences. A foreigner recently got the crap kicked out of him by security guards after he said “fuck you” to one of them in English. According to The Nanfang (via Southern Metropolis Daily), the incident happened last Friday in Tianhe District in Guangzhou when a foreigner was told he’d have to use a cargo elevator because his luggage was too heavy.
After the salty words (“fuck you”), the security guard responded, “You are rubbish.” And then the foreigner said, according to Southern Metropolis Daily (probably [sic]), “What’s the hell bullshit are you talking about?”
Bad things ensued, as The Nanfang relays:
A fist fight then ensued involving four other security guards who helped beat up the foreigner for around 10 minutes.
The foreigner was hospitalized and the security guard was taken to Linhe Street Police Station where he confessed to throwing the first punch but refused to apologise.
When it was discovered that the foreigner had missed his flight home because he needed to receive treatment, the security guard was ordered to apologise and pay his medical fees.
Neither party comes out of this looking very good — especially not the side that put on the four-on-one beat-down — but it’s nice to see the foreigner will soon be “home,” where surely he can say “fuck you” to anyone he wants — in any language! — without repercussion.