A reveller punched a man in the face after he thought he heard him making a racist remark, Solihull Magistrates Court has heard.
Sean Sales, of Farm Close, Elmdon, was out in the town centre with a work colleague on December 8 when the altercation took place.
“[The defendant] thought the complainant had made a comment about being black, which is why he punched him,” Malcolm Stoddart, prosecuting, said at Monday’s court case.
The victim could not remember what had happened on the night, just that he remembers leaving the Mason’s Arms in Solihull High Street and waking up covered in blood. He suffered cuts and swelling around the eye.
Sales, 27, pleaded guilty to assault and being in possession of cocaine and cannabis.
His solicitor Adam Carrolan added: “Alcohol is clearly a problem for my client but he does want to deal with it and is trying to deal with it.”
Sales was made subject to a community order and told to carry out unpaid work. He was also made to pay £100 compensation and £85 costs.
There was also an order for the cocaine and cannabis to be forfeited and destroyed.