The pair confronted off within the last of the boys’s 200m freestyle on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, with Dean, from London, sealing victory in a time of 1:44.2, edging out Alloa’s Scott, who completed simply four-hundredths of a second behind him. Scotland’s First Minister made it clear whose success she was extra impressed by, tweeting: “Massive congrats to Duncan Scott on his silver medal.”
She then added: “And, of course, to Tom Dean on winning gold.
“Hopefully lots more @TeamGB medals yet to come @Olympics.”
One Twitter person replied: “Surely you should have mentioned the GOLD medal first?
“They are both #TeamGB after all and Gold comes before Silver.”
Similarly, one other added: “Surely good manners would demand that you congratulate the gold medalist first and the silver medalist second?”
A 3rd requested: “Did it choke you Nicola to congratulate a English swimmer who is proud to represent the whole of the UK and not England? You’re the one dividing.”
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Another noticed: “’Oh’ as in an after thought.
“Showing again your contempt for those South of the Border.”
Others mocked Mrs Sturgeon for praising Team GB within the first place, with one saying: “Are you actively supporting the UK now?
“If so, this must be the most dramatic change of heart in political history!!!!”
Another added: “Team Great Britain. Typing that must’ve really hurt.”
Prior to yesterday’s message, Mrs Sturgeon has made no reference to any British medallists on her Twitter feed, or certainly to the Olympic Games in any method.
Dean and Scott subsequently mixed to win gold within the males’s 4×200 metre relay.
Mrs Sturgeon this morning retweeted Swimming Scotland’s message, along with clapping feelings and gold emoticons, and including: “@TeamGB @Olympics.”
Earlier this month, Mrs Sturgeon additionally steered away from Twitter for 3 days as England’s soccer workforce equipped for the ultimate of the European Championships at Wembley on July 11.
However, she did put up a message of assist to Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saga on July 12 in any case three confronted racial abuse on social media following their misses within the penalty shootout, which England lost 3-2.