The Scottish Conservatives have appealed for pro-UK voters to use their peach ballots to show indyref2 the red card.
On Saturday, Douglas Ross was on the campaign trail with the party’s Renfrewshire South candidate Derek Stillie, the ex-Aberdeen, Dunfermline and Dundee United goalkeeper.
With just five days to go in the election campaign, the Scottish Conservative leader said “if we take the SNP’s obsession off the pitch, we can get all of the focus onto rebuilding Scotland.”
He also called on social media giants to do more to tackle online abuse.
Alongside his football colleagues, Douglas Ross is boycotting social media until Monday to send a message to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that they need to take stronger action against discrimination.
On another referendum, Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said: “This is our chance to show another referendum the red card.
“If we take the SNP’s obsession off the pitch, we can get all of the focus onto rebuilding Scotland.
“But if Nicola Sturgeon gets a majority, every key issue will be benched in favour of building the SNP’s case for independence.
“Using your peach party list vote for the Scottish Conservatives is the only way to be sure of stopping an SNP majority and indyref2.
“As we’ve heard repeatedly, Labour are sitting on the sidelines. They don’t know where they stand on another referendum and they won’t say if they will oppose it after the election.
“Only by using your peach ballot for the Scottish Conservatives can you guarantee that the next Scottish Parliament will be 100% focussed on recovering from Covid.”
On boycotting social media, Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said: “This campaign has united the football and the wider sports community. Across the usual divides, teams and organisations have come together to take a stand.
“In the last Old Firm game, we saw Celtic players stand alongside Glen Kamara after the appalling abuse he suffered and I’m sure that will continue in Sunday’s game and in the future.
“There is a firm consensus across our game that the social media giants need to step up and do more to tackle online abuse. Just this week we heard from David Cox and Marvin Bartley about how devastating it can be for people’s mental health.
“It will only change if we all call it out and I’m pleased to be able to play my small part in doing so.”