An oil worker has been fined £600 after punching a man at an Aberdeen casino who picked on him because of his accent.
Jorge Rico was at the Rainbow Casino on Summer Street on November 2 when he targeted Findlay Archibald.
The 46-year-old pled guilty to assault at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Fiscal depute Christy Ward told the court the two men had been on a night out together when they fell out.
She said: “The complainer observed the accused shouting at door staff. The complainer then asked the accused to calm down and he was then punched by the accused.”
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Defence agent Alex Burn said Mexican Rico, of Granton Gardens, Aberdeen, was “apologetic” for “losing it.”
He said: “He was at the locus and saw a female being made fun of by the complainer. The complainer then made fun of Mr Rico’s accent.”
Sheriff Grant Hutchison said there was “no excuse” for the behaviour.