Morrissey reportedly sparked a walkout at a gig in Glasgow after criticising Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The former Smiths frontman is said to have asked the crowd at the SSE Hydro Arena: “I’m curious. Do any of you actually like Nicola Sturgeon?”

According to reports, he then added: “Those hands will be in anybody’s pockets.”

The remarks were greeted by a mixture of boos and cheers, with attendees claiming several people left the concert in protest.

Former SNP MP John Nicolson criticised Morrisey’s outburst, tweeting: “If only Morrissey would stop talking and just sing his old songs we could, perhaps, hold on to our last vestiges of fondness for what he once was.

“(I) was at one of his recent concerts. Love his music. But he’s increasingly hard to like as a man.”