Five-division world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather appeared in a Wednesday rally for Donald Trump in Youngstown, Ohio, wearing a headscarf usually donned by Muslim women and challenging Republican candidate’s supporters to take him on.
“I’m just a little Muslim lady. Anybody wanna try to punch a Muslim?” asked Mayweather, The Kicker.com reported.
When no response came, he tried again. “I said, ANYBODY WANNA TRY TO PUNCH A MUSLIM?! COME ON, TAKE A SHOT! MONEY’S READY!”
The former world champion, wandered through the crowd at the Winner Aviation building, looking people in the eye and asking softly, “You got a problem with a tiny, little Muslim lady?”
After forty-five minutes, he left the building as the crowd stared silently. He ripped off his headscarf and yelled, “I thought so!!” as he stormed out the door with his twelve-person entourage.
Muslims make up 1% of America’s 322 million population, according to Pew Research center.
Republican presidential candidates, such as Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson have been accused of flaring anti-Muslim sentiments.
Trump’s views on immigration have sparked controversy nationwide, especially his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the US.
The unexpected visit by Mayweather to Wednesday’s rally comes amid increasing violence targeting anti-Trump protesters.