A man who was fined for racism after he branded Welsh people "sheep s******s" claims he was using a term for people living in the countryside.
Anthony Taaffe had to be restrained and sat on by an off-duty policeman at a holiday park in Wales, a court in Lladudno heard. He then called the off-duty policeman and security staff "a bunch of sheep s******s." The court heard there were children present at the time.
Taaffe, of Bolton, told the court he hadn't been insulting Welsh people specifically – the slur was "a term for people living in the countryside". He was fined £150 (€178) for racially aggravated disorderly behaviour. (© Daily Telegraph, London)