A football fan punched two men and behaved in a racist manner at a Dundee convenience store when he got into a row about the beautiful game.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard John Whyte, a Celtic fan, “does not like people criticising his team” and lashed out while visiting Ahmed Grocer’s in Whitfield Terrace.
The 51-year-old had become involved in a conversation about football with two members of shop staff when he became “extremely aggressive”.
Nearby children were upset as a result of his anger, the court was told.
In an effort to diffuse the situation, Hussan Ahmed emerged from behind the counter and tried to talk sense into Whyte.
Instead, he became more aggressive and when Mr Ahmed tried to usher him out he punched the shopkeeper, shouting a racist insult.
He then punched Mr Ahmed on the head.
As Whyte was leaving the premises he also punched William Currie on the head to his injury.
Mr Currie suffered cuts, brusing and swelling.
The court was told Whyte, of Tannadice Street, often behaved in an “anti-social” manner due to a head injury.
As a result of his head trauma, Whyte was said to have a manner that made him appear intoxicated when he was in fact sober.
The court heard he shouts when trying to talk normally even though he does not mean to be aggressive.
Whyte admitted the offences, which happened on October 28 2017.
Sentencing was deferred until November 19.