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A man is suing a West Village, New York bar for allegedly refusing to serve him because he was wearing a MAGA hat.
According to the New York Post, the plaintiff is one Greg Piatek, 30, from Philadephia.
The alleged incident took place on January 28, 2016.
Piatek claims his first attempt at ordering a round of drinks went well. But when he tried to get a second round for him and his friends, the server noticed his hat and skipped them.
Piatek eventually confronted the bartender, who allegedly ultimately got him the second round of drinks but slammed it down.
That’s reportedly when a third bartender confronted Piatek and asked him if his hat was a joke.
“I can’t believe you would support someone so terrible and you must be as terrible a person,” she allegedly said, adding, “don’t even try to order a drink from me. I won’t even get you a drink.”
The issue was apparently ultimately raised with the bar’s owner, who said, “anyone who supports Trump – or believes what you believe – is not welcome here and you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you.”
Piatek’s lawyer Paul Liggieri describes the incident as “humiliating,” mocking the bar’s name by calling his client’s time there his “saddest hour.”
Fox News reports that Piatek and his lawyer are bringing their case before Manhattan’s Supreme Court.
Many social media users have expressed praise for the man taking a stand.
@Cernovich good. The lefts hypocrisy is on a short shelf life now.
— Pinklacedpoppy (@PinkLacedPoppy) March 19, 2017
@Cernovich Time to fight back. The smart way. This is good. ????????????????
— Franco Gonzalez (@itsFranco) March 19, 2017
— ravingloonys (@KOTZE5) March 19, 2017
@Cernovich Good! Glad to know people are finally putting a cork in the “Whine” industry.
— AlexandriaJavid (@AlexandriaJavid) March 19, 2017
@Cernovich hopefully he wins biggly
— Andrew (@76alt187) March 19, 2017
@Cernovich good, SUE!!!
— Gaby (@gabriellakanto1) March 19, 2017