A prominent SNP councillor has deleted her Twitter account after being accused of using ‘abhorrent language’ in a tweet about the Eurovision results.

As we reported yesterday, Rhiannon Spear, who represents the Greater Pollok ward in Glasgow and is the SNP's national women's convenor, wrote: "It's ok Europe we hate the United Kingdom too. Love, Scotland."

The post faced backlash online, with the Scottish Tories describing it as an example of the party’s “toxic obsession with division”.

HeraldScotland:

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Last night, Ms Spear issued a statement apologising for the post. She said: "I have now deleted this tweet about the UK's results in the Eurovision Song Contest, and apologise for any offence caused."

However, the SNP councillor has now deleted her entire Twitter account.

It comes as the UK was handed a crushing defeat in the Eurovision Song Contest, scoring nil points.

The competition, which was held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, after the show was cancelled in 2020, was won by Italy with rock band Maneskin's Zitti E Buoni.

The UK's hopeful James Newman scored zero points from the jury vote and from the public vote, the only entry to do so poorly.

HeraldScotland:

Scottish Conservative chief whip, Stephen Kerr, said: “The mask has again slipped from the SNP and this is another example of their toxic obsession with division.

“This is abhorrent language from one of the SNP’s most prominent campaigners and a 2021 election candidate, not to mention chair of Glasgow City Council’s education committee.

“We should be teaching tolerance and inclusion, not hate and division.”