But don’t worry, the dude is still a Tim McGraw fan:
“I had a third row seat I paid $120 for,” Nirschl told CMT.com during an interview Thursday (June 26). “And I was just making my way up to my seat because I wanted to be up there when he started ‘Indian Outlaw.’ I was getting shoved up against some empty seats, and I may have pushed some people when I was trying to get my balance. But I didn’t grab nobody’s hair, and I didn’t hit nobody. I’m the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.”
After security escorted Nirschl backstage in a headlock, he had to tell his story to six law enforcement officers waiting for him. No charges have been filed in connection with the incident.
“I showed them my ticket, but they still made me leave,” he said.
Nirschl says he’ll go back when McGraw’s next tour stops near Seattle.
“I still like the guy,” he said. “The music’s still great. I just don’t know why he wanted to punch me.” [CMT.com]