(Mediaite) --- Kansas City Mayor Sly James’ “State of the City” speech was interrupted this morning when a furious unidentified man stormed the stage and took over the podium before being wrestled to the ground by security.
While James talked about the city’s public image and the various stadium projects it has funded, the man appeared on stage, grabbed the Kansas state flag from its holster, and threw it across the stage before commandeering the microphone.
“This man had just gotten through talking about what the fuck he ain’t goddamn did!” the man said, pounding his fist into the podium. Two bodyguards approached him from behind and struggled to get him to the floor.
Following the incident, the mayor reportedly continued on with his speech, telling the crowd: “It’s unfortunate that we have people who feel that somehow we have left them behind. I don’t blame him for whatever feelings he wanted to express, I do have a small problem with the method.”
Police have yet to confirm what exactly the man’s motivation was for hijacking the podium.