He posted the image on Facebook December 31, 2015, with a caption that read ""The Kyrgyz people queuing out of the door for there (sic) special delicacy the horse’s penis!!!""
He quickly deleted the post and offered his apology for the caption but he is still toast.
The official line from the authorities is that he is being deported as his work documentation was not up to scratch.
However most people believe it is due to the horse's penis reference which did receive an angry response on local radio.
According to BBC News "the post had caused a lot of discontent and resentment on the part of local staff, who demanded respect for the traditions of the people of Kyrgyzstan, as well as an apology from the mine's management company."
Scotland has some strange dining traditions such as deep-fried Mars chocolate bars and haggis but I doubt they would be so sensitive.
However Kyrgyzstan is not Scotland or the UK and we should respect local traditions and sensibilities when possible.
So if Kyrgyzstan is part of your travel plans don't make fun of the food.
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