The United worker captured video of the fight against professional soccer player Brendan Langley

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A United Airlines employee and a professional soccer player got into a fist fight at Newark Liberty International Airport last week, prompting police to arrest the athlete and lose the employee after video of the incident drew widespread social media attention.

Brendan Langley, a Canadian Football League player and former member of the Denver Broncos, has been charged with minor assault following Thursday morning’s altercation, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed. Rudy King, a public information officer with the Port Authority Police Department, said the incident happened around 11:03 am

Almost a minute Video posted to Twitter shows an altercation already underway as both men slap each other in the face, stare at each other and start throwing punches. The clerk trips, and a woman in the background yells for the men to stop.

Then, as the video shows, the clerk approaches and apparently stuns Langley as he smashes his left hand in the face.

“You saw that [expletive]?” says Langley.

As the fight progresses, the employee falls backwards. When he gets up and approaches Langley again, blood is smeared down one side of his face.

The man seems shocked again, backs away and asks, “Do you want anything else?”

Some of the conversation is difficult to understand, but the passenger appears to be urging those nearby to hold the employee down.

“I’m not the one,” Langley says. “He works at the airport and attacked me.”

Langley sent about the incident on his Twitter account in response to a TMZ story sharing the video. In other tweetsLangley paints the laborer as the aggressor. “Every angle shows me walking away from mate… he followed me all the way to the kiosk only to physically assault me. I’m honestly still in shock,” Langley wrote on Twitter.

The Washington Post was unable to reach Langley despite several attempts.

The airline employee, whose name has not been released, worked for United Ground Express, a subsidiary that supports airport operations. United Ground Express told the parent company it had terminated the worker, United Airlines said Monday.

“United Airlines has no tolerance for any violence at our airports or on board our aircraft and we are working with local authorities to investigate this matter,” the airline said in a statement provided to the Post.

Magda Jean-Louis contributed to this report.

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