SNP health secretary Humza Yousaf hasn’t exactly cultivated a positive relationship with the Rangers fans and there’s no love lost between both parties.
The devolved administration’s health secretary, when Humza isn’t asking people to think twice about calling an ambulance the SNP politician has a penchant for taking aim at Rangers.
This includes when there is absolutely no justification for doing so whatsoever and he’s responding to obviously doctored videos of Rangers players singing Sweet Caroline.
In a now-infamous move for which Humza is yet to apologise, the outspoken politician called on Police Scotland to investigate the case whilst it was live, and whilst he was the justice minister.
Despite the Rangers players being found guilty of no wrongdoing, Humza and his cohort James Dornan are – to date – yet to apologise for the misleading commentary.
So – with that in mind – you’ll forgive Rangers fans for having absolutely no sympathy as a hilarious clip of Yousaf tumbling off a scooter whilst pelting down a hall in Holyrood surfaced online.
The clip went viral this week with Humza currently wearing a protective boot after injuring his Achilles whilst playing badminton.
The health secretary @HumzaYousaf does not appear to be having a good day at work…
— Glenn Campbell (@GlennBBC) September 16, 2021
Everything about this clip is hilarious – the playing up to the camera by needlessly zooming down the hall, his aide trying to keep up with the crutches, the hilarious moment the politician hits the deck.
It’s a thing of beauty made even more funny by the fact Yousaf was so salty about the entire thing on Twitter he tried to frame the release of the video as some kind of ableist insult.
All for media scrutiny & never shy away from it. Just not sure there is need or purpose to tweet out a video of me falling over while injured. If anyone else had fallen over while on crutches, a knee scooter, or in a wheelchair would your first instinct be to film it & tweet out? https://t.co/sM7ue70CDg
— Humza Yousaf (@HumzaYousaf) September 16, 2021
That despite mocking Conversative MSP Douglas Ross for falling on the touchline whilst acting as a linesman at a football game.
Humza, was this you? pic.twitter.com/eATL2YLmKl
— Craigie_55 🏴🇬🇧 (@craigie_55) September 16, 2021
Rangers fans naturally indulged so heavily in these tears and Twitter was awash with hilarious memes and comments from the Ibrox support:
Honestly think Scotland should come to a standstill every day for a full month at 13.50 to pay homage to Humzas scooter
— The Dude (@ElDuderino5555) September 17, 2021
— 🇫🇮 King Kamara 🇫🇮 (@King_Kamara18) September 16, 2021
Cannae get enough of this. Lets break it down.
Why is he going about 40mph? 😂 no running in the corridor Humza.
Why does he have an aide carrying his crutches?
Where do I get one of these scooters? 😂 https://t.co/7GPd7EgTJl
— Chris Bett (@chr1sbett) September 16, 2021
— Ross (@RossMcG1872) September 16, 2021
Somebody please put the penalty rangers audio over this 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/RcC7gSPPz4
— Euan Campbell (@ecampbell1872) September 16, 2021
I am in tears why is he scooting so furiously https://t.co/yHEXBupEyJ
— Mark (@mark_m_72) September 16, 2021
— Soune55 (@soune55) September 16, 2021
This will never not be funny! https://t.co/UjeHK9BgfD
— Aye Ready Podcast (@AyeReadyPod) September 16, 2021
— dartsmad (@Jogilvie69) September 16, 2021
When’s the candlelit vigil and the singing of Kumbaya My Lord for Humza after his fall yesterday?
— Tr5m5ndo (@TremendoHendo72) September 17, 2021
My column in tomorrow's Times:
*Something inside so strong-Michael Stewart fights bullying & oppression by Jean Johansen
*Klan-cel culture-sickening attacks on Godley over nuanced tweets
*Mocking of Humza Yousaf's fall echoes Bernard Manning & Mind your Language: FARE must act
— Jimmy Hoffa (@JamesRHoffa1975) September 17, 2021
At least we still have Humza to cheer us up. pic.twitter.com/Vt3TZmFHb1
— Lux 🎃 (@HelloitsLux) September 16, 2021
'Humza' trending with 'You've Been Framed' and 'Michael Stewart'. What a day.😂 pic.twitter.com/3hCs92iWSf
— Greegsy's Gloves ☕ (@Gers89_) September 16, 2021
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt, but the Rangers support are ruthless and they have long memories.
But as negative coverage of the club persists, evidence suggests fans are turning off of the draining commentary in mainstream press.