A man and woman will be sentenced on Thursday after admitting racially abusing Humza Yousaf and hurling offensive remarks at other SNP politicians.
Tracie Currie, 35, and Carl O’Brien, 25, pleaded guilty to targeting the First Minister in Dundee on February 25.
Court papers detailed how the pair repeatedly made racist remarks about Yousaf and prejudiced comments about religion in the Seagate area of the city.
They then directed verbal abuse towards local SNP MSP Shona Robison, who is now deputy first minister, and MP Chris Law at the party’s parliamentary office on Old Glamis Road.
The court papers said O’Brien also repeatedly phoned the Dundee SNP parliamentary office and made offensive remarks the previous day, on February 24.
Nominations for the SNP leadership contest closed that day, and Yousaf was one of three candidates.
Currie pled not guilty to resisting arrest and struggling outside a police station on Bell Street in Dundee as well as being in possession of cocaine, which the court accepted.
O’Brien denied a further charge of threatening and abusive behaviour, which was accepted by the court.
The pair had been due to be sentenced in October but it was deferred for background reports.
They will appear at Dundee Sheriff Court on Thursday, November 16.
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