The man accused of headbutting former prime minister Tony Abbott has said that he was not motivated by the same-sex marriage debate.
Instead, he said that it was more of a personal attack.
The 38-year-old said that he had been drinking at a Hobart waterfront when he saw Mr Abbott walk past.
“It was nothing really remotely to do with that. It’s just about Tony Abbott — The f***ing worm that he is,” Labe told News Corp Australia.
“All it was is I saw Tony Abbott and I’d had half a skinful and I wanted to nut the c***.
“I was like ‘Tony, Tony’, I kind of trotted up behind him. I trotted up behind him, ‘I just want to shake your hand and just went bang. Kind of missed it. Gave him a fat lip.
“I’m an anarchist, he’s an evil c***.”