A Davenport football fan says he was stabbed earlier this month for wearing purple, the color of the Minnesota Vikings.  

Dan Quandt tells WQAD-TV it started with some trash talk when he went into the Quarry, a Davenport bar, for a couple of beers. Quandt says he was belittled by a man because he was wearing the Vikings color. Quandt says the man followed him outside when he was leaving. Then, after a fight with the man in the parking lot, Quandt says the man stabbed him 14 times.

Quandt, who remains hospitalized, has had three surgeries and is fighting an infection.

Michael Nelson of Davenport is charged with willful injury and assault with a weapon. Quandt, however, thinks the charge should be attempted murder.

(Reporting by Phil Roberts, Davenport.