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Nicola Sturgeon has a lot on her plate at the moment, what with the United Kingdom crumbling around her but the last thing she needed is a headache from a game of swingball.
Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened to the first minister of Scotland on Saturday when she met members of the public in Dennistoun, Glasgow.
She and her SNP colleague Anne McLaughlin were invited to engage in the otherwise harmless game, which has been enjoyed at many a barbecue.
Things soon took a turn for the worse, when McLaughlin served the ball which fired around to the other side of the pole and smacked Sturgeon right in the side of the head.
Sturgeon seemed a little startled by what had happened and in all fairness, it did look a little sore but she seemed to take it in good spirits, which was later confirmed in a jokey tweet.
Great time in Dennistoun today - until the moment @AnneMcLaughlin whacked me on the head with a tennis ball! https://t.co/L1GeSvGxm3 — Nicola Sturgeon (@Nicola Sturgeon)
I play to win these days. And I did. 😂 https://t.co/cT9KUH89et — Anne McLaughlin SNP MP (@Anne McLaughlin SNP MP)
What a charmer... https://t.co/bJb5lGi5RI — Nicola Sturgeon (@Nicola Sturgeon)
@NicolaSturgeon It was merely my weak attempt at being lighthearted by making a pun on 'whac-a-mole', but I quickly… https://t.co/aPFH8zzjJx — Paul Sweeney (@Paul Sweeney)
“Who taught you to play tennis? Boris Johnson?”
#janeygodleyvoiceOver https://t.co/eT2ppleupZ https://t.co/fZhZt7ZmAO — Janey Godley (@Janey Godley)
HT Scottish Sun
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