. . .As [Daniel] Weldon tells it, he ventured out to celebrate the Fourth of July with a friend and was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat — the iconic symbol of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. After he and his friend parted ways, the former football player said trouble found him.
“I’m at Pita Pit, and I get surrounded by like 7 guys and girls,” he wrote on Facebook. “They start yelling at me [because] of what I’m wearing (hat and pin). They were calling me names and saying how awful of a person I was (I’m saying back this is why we’re winning in 2020).” . . .
“The 4 or 5 girls start pushing me and punching,” Weldon added. “I’m a former college linebacker, so I can take a hit, and it’s not a big deal, right? But one snatched my hat and tried to throw it away while another ripped my pin and tossed it. The dudes they were with actually ended up deescalating the situation after the girls got violent and pulled them outside. I use the restroom and come back to one of them giving me the bird.”
And despite the physical attacks he said he endured, Weldon told the outlet the only thing he did in response was grab his hat so it stayed on his head and pick his pin off the ground.
“My mama raised me right,” he told the College Fix. “I am not going to touch a girl.” (Read more from “Multiple Females Allegedly Push, Punch Former College Linebacker over His MAGA Hat. He Handles It like a Gentleman.” HERE)