A man launched into a rant against a takeaway owner when he believed meat in his kebab was “bad”, told him to go back to his country and asked: “When are you next going to blow something up?”
Matthew Farruga (27), of Wellington Way, Deeping, first phoned the shop to complain about his kebab.
Shelley Wilson, prosecuting, said Farruga admitted taking it up a notch by using offensive words in relation to Gazi Ickin’s nationality.
Miss Wilson said Farruga was interviewed by police.
She said: “He thought he could have said ‘When are you next going to blow something up?’.
“He said he was blinded by rage and anger at the time and he wasn’t exactly sure what he had said.”
Farruga pleaded guilty to sending a message that was indecent or grossly offensive on September 3.
Spalding magistrates on Thursday adjourned sentence to October 24 for a probation report.
Solicitor Rachel Stevens, mitigating, said: “Mr Farruga appears before you today extremely remorseful. I don’t think I can overstate that on his behalf.
“He is in no way proud of the words that he used on that occasion. In fact he is devastated.”
Miss Stevens said Farruga bought a kebab, thought the meat was bad, and rang up to complain, but the shop owner was busy and Farruga felt he got “an unhelpful and antagonistic response”.
The solicitor read a letter of apology to the court that Farruga had written to Mr Ickin, saying he would like to apologise in person and take him for a tea or coffee.