THE controversial Tory MP Douglas Ross has earned more than £11,000 from his second job as a football official since being elected in June, it has emerged.

The Moray MP has now declared the income from 20 domestic and international games in his updated register of interests at the House of Commons.

The SNP called him a "disgrace" and a "part-time politician".

New declarations include almost £2000 for acting as assistant referee at Barcelona v Olympiacos in October, a match that saw him miss a key vote on universal Credit.

Mr Ross was famously photographed shaking hands with legendary Barcelona striker Lionel Messi in the Camp Nou stadium after the game.

Mr Ross’s absence prompted a fierce backlash - the SNP accused him of treating parliament with contempt - and Theresa May was forced to defend him at Prime Minister’s Questions.

It led to Mr Ross abandoning his dream of officiating at next year’s World Cup in Russia, which would have taken him away from parliament for several weeks.

Mr Ross, a former MSP who ousted SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson in the general election, had previously declared income of £4340 for refereeing ten games.

These included four Scottish premiership matches at £425 each, four lesser domestic games worth £455 in total, and two oversea matches worth £2186 between them.

The latter included a Europa League match between Slovenia's NK Domzale and France’s Olympique de Marseille in September which earned him £1436.

Mr Ross, 34, has this week declared another ten matches - seven domestic worth £2263 and three foreign worth £4697.

The three internationals were SSC Napoli v Feyernoord (£1975), Barcelona v Olympiacos (£1970) and Bosnia and Herzegovina v Belgium (£752), all in September and October.

The latest £6960 takes his total declared earnings since the election to £11,300 on top of his basic MP’s salary of £76,000.

An SNP spokesman said: "Part-time politician Douglas Ross pledged before the election that he wouldn’t let his refereeing get in the way of his duties as an MP.

"He’s failed to live up to his promises, and he’s been posted missing on key votes in the Commons and important business in his constituency.

"He’s a total disgrace.

"The PM even had to call him into line after he missed an important debate on Universal Credit, to run the line at a Champions League match in Spain.

"He coined in £2k, rubbing shoulders with Messi in Barcelona, while ignoring the plight of his constituents who are being hammered by Tory welfare cuts. And I’m pretty sure he didn’t have to wait six weeks to receive his payments.”  

The Scottish Conservatives have been asked for comment.