Published Wednesday, 26 February 2014
The comments were described as "vile". (© UTV)
Raymond Gibson, from Stevenson Park in Artigarvan, admitted behaving in a hostile and aggressive manner towards the Egyptian shopkeeper and shouting at him "go back where you belong, get out of this country".
He was sentenced to a four month jail sentence, suspended for two years, at Derry's Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
Gibson committed the offence outside the victim's shop at Strand Road on 13 August, during last summer's fleadh.
District Judge Barney McElholm described the comments as "vile, nasty and racist".
He told Gibson he was being spared jail because of his lack of previous offending and because of his guilty plea.
"That sort of comment belongs to the 1970s and the courts will not tolerate in this day and age any form of racism", he said.
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