Jacob Rees-Mogg’s target is a linesman who was unable to attend parliament due to the Champions League.
Football and politics usually go hand in hand, but Douglass Ross has taken it to a whole new level by refereeing on the side of his day job as a Member of Parliament.
On Wednesday, Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross made headlines when he demanded Boris Johnson’s resignation.
And it’s safe to say that his remarks have irritated some senior party members, including Jacob Rees-Mogg.
“Jacob Rees-Mogg, like anyone else, is entitled to their opinions – I don’t have to agree with them,” Ross responded after Rees-Mogg called Ross a political “lightweight.”
Ross’ primary occupation is politics, but he also enjoys refereeing.
Ross has even played in the Champions League and Europa League.
Ross is a regular on the sidelines in his home country of Scotland, where he runs the line in both the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish Championship.
Over the years, the MP has also been involved in a number of Old Firm derbies.
Ross’ most important games, however, have been on the European stage, particularly in the Champions League, with his most recent European match being Bayern Munich’s 3-0 victory over Red Star in 2019.
He also ran the line for Luxembourg’s 2-0 win over Cyprus in the UEFA Nations League in 2020.
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Ross, on the other hand, came under fire last November when he reported not declaring some of his football earnings.
“It was a bad error on my behalf,” he said on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland.
“I’ve obviously done it (declared earnings) for the entire time I’ve been an MP, but there was a period at the end of last year when I missed 16 games – I’ve tried to figure out why.”
“I’m not sure why I did that, and I only realized it last week.”
I contacted the authorities in the House of Commons.
I assisted them in updating the register.
“I apologize profusely.”
When asked if he would step down from the pitch as an MP on the BBC’s Sunday Show, Ross said no.
“I’ve only done one game since January, so it’s not something I’ve been practicing while I’ve been an MP and an MSP, but it’s something I enjoy doing,” Ross responded.
“And politicians, such as MPs, MSPs, and councillors, are given a life.”
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