A head chef at Partick Thistle who racially abused a doorman was jailed yesterday for eight months.

Jamie Clark, 33, hurled the remarks at Aman Bining at Glasgow city centre’s Horseshoe Bar on 5th May 2023.

Court papers state that Clark acted in a racially aggravated manner which was intended to cause Mr Bining alarm and distress.

Clark, of Lochwinnoch, swore at him as well as made racial remarks towards him around 8pm.

Clark went on to behave in a threatening or abusive manner at the bar.

The charge says that Clark shouted, swore and struck his head against the interior of a police vehicle.

He also made offensive and threatening remarks to police officers.

This included mentions of violence and rape.

Clark pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the two charges.

It was revealed that Clark has 22 previous convictions between 2008 and 2023 which includes the possession of a handgun.

He also has 18 separate breaches of court orders as well as a prior conviction for driving while disqualified.

Paul Sutherland, defending, told the court: “He is currently working as Partick Thistle’s head chef.

“His behaviour has escalated due to alcohol – he has had previous issues with alcohol.

“He is a man that when sober, he is employed and able to make credible decisions not withstanding there was no responsible decision making on the night in question.

“His conduct was reprehensible.”

Sheriff Mark McGuire stated that Clark’s actions were “disgraceful” and “abhorrent.”

Clark’s mother – who was in the public gallery – stated to the sheriff that his alcohol problems stemmed from a car accident that he was involved in where he lost his brother.

By Connor Gordon

Renfrewshire News Court Reporter

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