Earlier in the programme, the Eurosceptic suggested the Eastern European country should not have been allowed to join the bloc in 2007 because it had “not made the transition” from living under "communist rule".
He suggested now was a good time for Britain to be divorce from Brussels because he found it “unbelievable” the UK was in a political union with Romania.
Nigel Farage was accused of "racism" for his comments on Romania joining the EU
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I think you are a racist and I really take offence to the way you spoke about Romania
Mr Farage alluded to a recent decree by the Romanian Government which would have decriminalised abuse of power offences by civil servants where sums of less than £38,000 were involved.
“You’re a civil servant, you’ve only nicked £35,000, that's OK sir you’re only going to get a slap on the wrist,” he quipped.
Although the legislation has now been scrapped, Mr Farage raged: “They frankly should never have been allowed to join [the EU]!”
Thousands of Romanians recently protested against a Government decree
Unhappy with the remarks, the caller, named Tony, railed against the statement as called the radio programme to accuse Mr Farage of racism.
“I think you are a racist and I really take offence to the way you spoke about Romania and Romanians,” the caller from Tottenham fumed.
He alleged British politicians had also “mishandled” thousands of pounds – calling on Mr Farage to explain the difference.
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The pair clashed on Nigel Farage's LBC show
“I’ll tell you, Tony, what the difference is, corruption is absolutely endemic right throughout the Romanian society and that is backed up by every independent report that comes out,” Nigel Farage returned.
“Furthermore, Tony, it’s a country in which up to four million people are viciously discriminated against because of their race and I find it really hard to believe that we are in a political union with a country that is in a state like Romania.
He finished: “That does not mean that I’m saying Romanians are bad people, there are lots of wonderful Romanian people that I have met.”
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The pair also clashed over Brexit after Tony suggested Leave politicians were “traitors” for voting for Britain to quit the EU despite it being “against the interests” of the people.
Much to the shock of the Ukip MEP, Tony vented: “There were false promises, there were lies which led people to vote for Brexit.
“There’s a majority of people who do not understand what they were voting for.”
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