Edinburgh police ‘mistakenly’ post anti-SNP message on social media

Police Scotland posted on one of their verified social media channels that they are “tired” of the SNP “going on about” a second independence referendum.

The profile picture on the official Twitter account for the force in Edinburgh was also changed to include a “Yawn” sign.

Anti-SNP tweet from Edinburgh Police account
The message posted on the force’s account (Tweetdeck/PA)

The post, tweeted by verified account @EdinburghPolice, read: “I just added @scotlandinunion’s #Yawn badge as I am tired of the @theSNP still going on about #Indyref2.”

It is understood the incident on Saturday was put down to human error and the image and post have been removed.

Yawn profile picture on Edinburgh Police account
Officers are to be reminded about how to use social media (Twitter/PA)

Chief Inspector David Robertson said: “We’re aware of this tweet and it was deleted immediately. All officers will be reminded of the need to use social media responsibly.”

The Yawn campaign was launched by pro-UK group Scotland in Union.

Today @theSNP politicians are still campaigning for an independence referendum that Scotland does not want. Tired of this? Join us: https://t.co/Zd9RygczJy

Add our Yawn badge to your profile: https://t.co/vWwq8SdOcDpic.twitter.com/PG2RSwsHzf

— Scotland in Union🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@scotlandinunion) September 29, 2018

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