Ten years ago BO (Before Obama) I would have thought that this had to be a fake story but today I wasn’t shocked to find out that a Spanish White House staffer is being accused of attacking an autistic college student for wearing a Washington Redskins tee shirt. According to the student, Barrett Dahl, he was assaulted by White House staffer William Mendoza.
Dahl’s shirt had the Redskin’s logo on the front and on the back it said “Injun Player.” says Dahl:
“He comes to me and calls me the name weetard not retard, weetard. ‘You’re a weetard for not understanding Redskins is offensive,’” Dahl explained. “Where are you from? You’re so stupid and uneducated. You don’t understand Redskins is offensive? And I tell him I’m from Oklahoma as I’m very proud to be and that’s when he spits on me.”
Later, the two had a second confrontation at the escalators. As a result of that, they both tumbled down the escalator.
The pair was later involved in a tussle that sent both parties tumbling down an escalator, yet both sides offer conflicting explanations.
Dahl claims to have been attacked from behind on the escalator, resulting in multiple surgeries that cost thousands of dollars.
Mendoza gave a statement to News 9 in which he claims Dahl was the aggressor.
Upon exiting the escalator, I ran into Barry again, coming around the corner. I reached out my hand and said, ‘My apologies for offending you.’ He was holding a cup in his hand, at which point, he threw its contents that was the smell of coffee and was hot, but not scalding. He then punched me in the face (right cheek). I tried to grab him but we both fell. [sic]
Ten years ago, could you have imagined a Spanish guy assaulting an Indian who wanted to wear a Redskins jersey?