A gay man claims he was left lying in a pool of blood after having his head smashed open by Trump supporters celebrating the presidency win.
Chris Ball was watching the election coverage in a bar with friends when he said tensions began to rise as the polls began to swing in the Republicans favour.
He claims that after Donald Trump was declared the new President-elect, drinks began shouting: “We got a new president you f***ing f****ts.”
The film producer left alone shortly after when he was allegedly jumped by a group of men in an alleyway and smashed over the head with a glass bottle.
Chris, from Santa Monica, California, said the force knocked him backwards and landed on the concrete and blacked out.
He eventually came around and realising he was in a pool of his own blood desperately called friends to take him to hospital, where he needed five staples in his head.
His friend Noah Kentis shared a shocking picture of Chris’s injuries, taken in the moments after the alleged attack, where his entire face and top is covered in blood.
In a Facebook post, that has since been shared more than 4,000 times, he wrote: “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.
“It’s a shame to think any social progression in that manner is being completely lost at an alarming rate.
“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. I hope this is not what our future truly looks like.
“I hope that our country will realize we are (or at least should be) a nation indivisible.
“Now, more than ever, it should not be about the politics, it should be about human equality.
Who cares what the guy behind the podium says, don’t smash a beer bottle in someone’s face.”
Chris has since assured friends he is fine, writing on Facebook: “Thank you everyone for the support and good vibes. Just wanted to say I’m alive and well. And still very gay.”
He told Metro News that he believes it was a hate attack fuelled by alcohol rather than a political issue.