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United Airlines has fired the airline worker who was filmed brawling with ex-NFL player Brendan Langley at Newark last Thursday, but the worker remains unidentified and has not been charged over the incident.
DailyMail.com can reveal Brendan Langley, 27, was arrested on Thursday May 19 at 11.03am after trading blows with the unnamed United Airlines worker.
Videos show the pair sparring and all of the footage that has been released so far shows the airline worker throwing the first punch.
But Langley, who once played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and most recently played for the Calgary Stampeders in Canada, was the only one arrested.
It’s unclear why the airline worker was not booked. He was taken to the hospital instead to be treated for a wound to his eye whereas Langley was booked on a single count of simple assault on Thursday.
It is believed that the fight began when Langley used a wheelchair to transport his luggage, instead of a paid-for luggage cart which cost $5.
United Airlines has refused to name the passenger or explain exactly what happened but a spokesman told DailyMail.com the worker has now been fired.
Brendan Langley was arrested at the airport on Thursday for ‘assaulting’ the United Airlines worker. Video of the brawl went viral, right
A United Airlines worker hit a passenger at an airport check-in desk before being punched to the ground
The employee is left bloodied on a luggage conveyor belt after the vicious brawl at Newark Airport
Footage shared online shows the staffer struggling on his feet after suffering several heavy blows to the head
The United worker managed to land one punch but was then pummeled to the ground, flying behind the check-in desk and onto the carousel.
He staggered back up to his feet, stumbling towards the passenger who yelled incredulously: ‘He wants more? He wants more!’
Other airline workers intervened and the passenger was then removed from the airport by police.
Langley, 27, has not commented on the arrest. He is from Georgia but recently was living in Calgary
United would not state whether the airline worker has been disciplined for his role in the fight.
In a statement, a spokesman said only: ‘United Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind at our airports or on board our planes and we are working with local authorities to further investigate this matter.’
Port Authority Police, who handle incidents in the airport, have not commented on the incident or if either man was charged.
The video has been viewed more than 11million times since being uploaded to Twitter yesterday morning.
Now, the internet is divided on which of the pair was to blame – and who threw the first punch.
Footage being shared does not show the start of the altercation but it does show the employee striking the passenger in the face