KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A former Tennessee football player said someone wrote vulgar language and “Trump” on his car. Chris Weatherd found the writing Wednesday morning after writing several tweets in support of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
“Blown away cause I thought, ‘Who could have done that?'” said Weatherd.
Weatherd said he parked his car outside his condo on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning when he was leaving his place in North Knoxville for breakfast, he said he saw the writing on his car.
“Who did I talk to? What did I say to them?” said Weatherd.
Weatherd is still trying to figure out who did this to his car.
“I just want to know why,” said Weatherd.
He said he wrote several tweets Tuesday night supporting Hillary Clinton.
“I don’t think anybody would do that because of what I put on Twitter,” said Weatherd.
Some of his followers on Twitter alleged he did this to his own car.
“I would not take the time out of my day to write something on my own car and spend time washing it all off,” said Weatherd.
He said it bothers him someone vandalized his car possibly because of a difference in opinion.
“Just because I didn’t vote for Trump, I don’t like Trump or don’t like him being in office doesn’t mean you have to go sit here and make them feel bad about it,” said Weatherd.
Neighbor Frankie Goode said she is sad and disappointed hearing this happened after the election.
“It’s over. Let’s just go on and do what we have to do and hope for the best for everybody,” said Goode.
Weatherd said he is not filing a police report. He said the writing was washable and came off with soap and water.
“At the end of the day, they are going to do what they want to do so there is nothing we can do about it,” said Weatherd.
He hopes people with different opinions can come together.
“We need to be better about treating people with respect,” said Weatherd.
Weatherd said nothing like this has happened to him before. Since no damage was done to the car, he said he doesn’t see a reason to find the person behind it.
Some of Weatherd’s neighbors said small acts of vandalism are becoming more common in their area. None of the acts are politically motivated. Some said their outside furniture was stolen. Goode said she is more nervous after hearing Weatherd’s story.