FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) – A River Valley football rivalry went up in flames Friday, as an Instagram video emerged of an employee at a Charleston Sonic setting fire to a photograph depicting the Booneville High School football team.
The video was uploaded Friday and passed around social media before later being deleted by the Instagram user. The video shows an employee at the Sonic restaurant in Charleston setting fire to a photograph apparently of the Booneville football team, before dropping the photograph in a bucket of water.
The user who uploaded the video states she wishes she could tag everyone in Booneville so they could see the video.
Booneville High School and Charleston High School are set to face off Friday night in Charleston.
The Sonic’s manager told 5NEWS the incident occurred Thursday night, and he learned of it Friday. By early Friday afternoon, he had not yet spoken to the employees, but said he would talk to them after school and carry out the appropriate discipline.
The manager did not say whether he would fire the employees. He said one of those involved plays for the Charleston High School football team.
“We’ve been here for 12 years. This isn’t how we do things,” the manager said. “This is unacceptable, and this isn’t what we’re about.”