When Calgary's Chris Ball started watching the U.S. election results come in at a bar in California on Tuesday, he probably didn't expect his night to end with a trip to the ER.
Ball, a film producer, said he was beaten by Donald Trump supporters who attacked him for being gay.
He told Metro Calgary that as the polls came in, tensions began to rise in the bar in Santa Monica and people started yelling at him.
"People started launching homophobic slurs at me from afar," he told the newspaper. "I mean, I kind of got into it, but I didn’t want to provoke them.
"They were saying things like, 'We got a new president you f*cking faggots.'"
When he left the bar, he claims a group of men followed him and smashed a bottle over his head.
Ball's friend, Noah Kentis, posted a photo to Facebook that shows Ball covered in blood from a wound on his head.
"Who cares what the guy behind the podium says, don't smash a beer bottle in someone's face," Kentis wrote.
Ball told Metro that five staples were needed to close the gash on his head, but said the Facebook picture made the wound look worse than it was.
"Thank you everyone for the support and good vibes," Ball posted on his Facebook profile Wednesday. "Just wanted to say I'm alive and well. And still very gay."
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