Oh that is just so mortifying. So sorry.
As an ageing white Frenchman (Shh. I’m currently passing as “British”) it’s sad to see these these clowns going out of their way to taint a region with their idiocy.
Pretty clearly he does seem to have been trying to get a reaction from you, presumably because he’s a middle aged loser with parole restrictions. Bear that in mind and don’t let him win.
It’s a tired line, I know, yet the best one I have: “We’re not all like that”
Here’s wishing for you that will retain some good memories of the place.
“Sheep are to England what rats are to New York City and what abusers of power are to Hollywood. They kind of run the place.”
Are you entirely positive you weren’t in Wales or New Zealand?