- Tony Abbott has reportedly been hit in Launceston for same-sex marraige views
- Andrew Bolt claims a man wearing a Yes badge headbutted the 59-year-old
- Former Prime Minister has publicly shared stance against same-sex marriage
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reportedly been headbutted by a man who did not support his views on same sex marriage.
The 59-year-old’s media adviser reportedly told Andrew Bolt Mr Abbot had been attacked by a man wearing a ‘yes badge’ as he left an event in Launceston.
Mr Bolt told his viewers a ‘big’ guy with ‘tatts’ had approached the man and asked if he could shake the former Prime Minister’s hand.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reportedly been headbutted in Tasmania for his views on same sex marriage
‘Abbott is a politician, he can’t say no – can’t be rude, this guy was big, tatts, all this kind of stuff,’ he said.
‘The yes badge suggested he wasn’t really a supporter but what can you do?’
Mr Bolt then alleged Mr Abbott had offered his hand and was attacked.
‘The man headbutts him in the face, goes off swearing, abusing, saying he deserved it,’ he said.
The former Prime Minister’s stance against same-sex marriage has been well publicised, and Mr Abbott has fielded much criticism as a result.
His sister, Christine Forster, and his daughter Frances have both come out publicly in favour of allowing same-sex couples to wed legally.
Tasmania Police have been contacted for comment.
The 59-year-old has received much criticism for his views, including by siser Christine Forster