Humza Yousaf has hit out following reports of sectarian abuse being chanted in Glasgow city centre.
The health secretary tweeted his “disgust” after footage emerged on Sunday showing crowds gathered on Argyle Street chanting an anti-Irish song.
He said he stood in solidarity with the Irish community, adding that “Scotland is their home”.
Yousaf also called on Police Scotland to “hold those responsible to account”.
On Sunday evening he tweeted: “For those hurling racist abuse at our Irish community telling them to “go home” – Scotland is their home.
“Disgusted to once again see anti-Irish racism rear its ugly head. Solidarity with our Irish community.
“I am sure Police Scot will hold those responsible to account.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of sectarian singing by a group of people in the Jamaica Street area of Glasgow on Sunday, August 29, 2021.
“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”