A MAN who claimed calling cops “huns” was okay because “that’s what they are” has avoided a prison sentence.

Paul McCaffrey, of Shettleston, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court without a lawyer.

The 33-year-old previously pleaded guilty to acting aggressively towards his father and shouting homophobic and sectarian abuse on February 29 last year.

On Tuesday, the court heard: “He was arguing with his father who wanted him to leave the house.

“However, the accused refused, and his father phoned the police. Officers attended immediately and spoke with the accused’s father who said he wanted the accused removed from his home because he was drinking and causing a disturbance.

“Police attended upstairs and the accused became hostile calling them ‘f***ing a***holes’. He was requested to desist. He said to one officer ‘I bet you’re a hun b*****d, that’s why you’re here’. He was warned about his language, but he continued ‘you’re a hun, you’re a dirty hun. I bet you’re a Rangers fan and you’re just a big hun’.

“He continued in the same manner thereafter calling another police officer a baldy p***y b*****d and a big p**f. He was again warned about his language. He said, ‘there’s nothing wrong with calling people huns and p****s because that’s what yous are’.

“He again continued in the same manner and was informed he was under arrest. He was taken to Cathcart police station and continued to use the same language. He was cautioned and charged.”

Sheriff Allan Findlay asked McCaffrey what the police did to him to deserve the abuse.

McCaffrey replied: “I was embarrassed and apologised. They don’t deserve it.”

The sheriff ordered McCaffrey to be under social work supervision for one year.

There will be a review held in six months’ time.