Far-right supporter picks a fight with a rainbow sign and loses spectacularly

Nate Gowdy/ Twitter/ Screengrab

An alleged member of the American alt-right has managed to royally embarrass himself at a May Day rally in Seattle.

The man, who has been identified as Luke James Mahler, is seen wearing a 'Patriot Prayer' t-shirt (a notorious right-wing website) while desperately trying to destroy an anti-fascist sign.

However, he clearly didn't inspect the material the sign was made on. Rather than being a flimsy bit of card, it was actually a dense piece of plastic.

But that didn't stop, and he tried and tried and tried to make even the smallest dent in the sign, only for it to spectacularly backfire.

A video of the incident, shared on Twitter by user @AshAgony and filmed by photographer Nate Gowdy, has understandably gone massively viral.

At least he gave it a really good go. He can't say that he didn't have any support from the onlookers.

At the time of writing, the video has been shared more than 26,000 times and it clearly caught the attention of Mr. Mahler, who addressed the video on Facebook and tried to play down the embarrassment.

Consider him well and truly triggered.

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