MP dug out by Jacob Rees-Mogg is lino and missed parliament for Champions League

Douglas Ross, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, hit the headlines on Wednesday when he called for Boris Johnson's resignation.

And it's safe to say his comments have rubbed some of the senior party members the wrong way – including Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Rees-Mogg labelled ross a political 'lightweight' only for Ross to respond: "Jacob Rees-Mogg, as anyone, is entitled to their opinions – I don't have to agree with them."

However, being a politician isn't Ross' only pastime, and he regularly swaps his suit for refereeing attire.

In fact, Ross has even run the line in the Champions League and the Europa League.

Ross is regularly seen helping to officiate games in his native Scotland – with him running the line in the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish Championship.

The MP has also been involved in numerous Old Firm derbies over the years.

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However, Ross' biggest games have come on the European stage, particularly in the Champions League, with his most recent European game being Bayern's 3-0 win over Red Star in 2019.

While he also ran the line in the UEFA Nations League for Luxembourg's 2-0 over Cyprus in 2020.

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However, last November, Ross came under fire when he reported himself for failing to declare some of his football earnings.

Speaking to BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland, he said: "It was a bad error on my behalf.

"I've obviously done it (declared earnings) throughout the time I've been an MP but there was a period at the end of last year – I've tried to work out why – I missed 16 games.

"I don't know why I did that and I noticed the mistake myself last week. I got in touch with the parliamentary authorities. I worked with them to get the register up to date. I am extremely sorry.”

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However, when appearing on BBC's Sunday Show, Ross was asked if he would step back from the pitch as an MP.

Ross responded: “I’ve done one game since January, so while I’ve been an MP and an MSP it has not been something I have been practising, but it is something that I enjoy doing.

“And MPs, MSPs and councillors, politicians, are allowed a life outside of politics and I think if we do away with that then that’s a greater risk in encouraging people to come forward for elected office.”

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