A man who sent a message to the English Defence League saying its Bristol march was going to be bombed has told a jury he thought it would be ignored.
Sakander Mahmood, 26, from Sheffield, admits sending the right-wing group a hoax message through their website.
But the father-of-five denies communicating a bomb hoax.
He told Sheffield Crown Court that at the time he had thought the EDL would “get a bit wound up”.
He said: “I wanted to get under their skin a bit and thought they would not take it seriously.”
Mr Mahmood, of Firth Park, sent a message which read: “14th July in Bristol, You are getting bombed.
‘My home city’
Mr Mahmood said: “I thought they’d get this kind of stuff all the time and they would ignore it.”
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