Gay man has ‘head smashed open’ by ‘celebrating Trump supporters’ on election night
Chris Ball was allegedly attacked in a bar by homophobic Trump supporters.
A gay man has told of the moment he was violently attacked by jubilant Donald Trump supporters following his presidency victory.
Chris Ball told Metro that he was watching the election results in a bar with some friends when the group began hurling homophobic abuse at them, yelling “f**king faggots” before launching a violent attack.
Shortly after it was revealed that Trump had beaten his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Mr Ball says left the bar alone and was attacked in a nearby alleyway by the group.
The film producer claims the men smashed a bottle over head, causing him to fall to the floor and black out.
Mr Ball was left unconscious by his attackers and later awoke to find himself lying in a pool of his own blood.
He then called friends, who rushed him to the hospital, where he received five staples to stem the bleeding.
His friend Noah Kentis later shared a series of pictures of the attack on Facebook, which have seen been seen over 4,000 times.
“To celebrate Trump’s win last night, some Trump supporters decided to smash a beer bottle into my close friend’s head last night for being gay, sending him to the ER,” Mr Kentis wrote.
“And it’s not Trump that I fear, it’s his supporters that have already resorted to violence, just because of the energy they feed off of him,” he added.
“I hope this is not what our future truly looks like.”
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However, Mr Ball later assured friends that he was fine following the attack, saying that he believes it was fuelled by alcohol rather than politics.
“Thank you everyone for the support and good vibes,” he wrote on his own Facebook page.
“Just wanted to say I’m alive and well. And still very gay.”
We’re glad to hear it, Mr Ball.