NICOLA Sturgeon has responded to songwriter and arch-Brexiteer Morrissey, after he made a jibe at the First Minister during a concert in Scotland.

Performing at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow at the weekend, the former Smiths frontman asked concert-goers during a break between songs: “I am curious. Do any of you actually like Nicola Sturgeon?”

The 58-year-old musician, who backed a Leave vote in the European referendum, then added: “Those hands will be in anybody’s pocket.”

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His comments halfway through the Saturday night gig provoked a mix of cheers and boos, but fans disagreed about who they were directed against.

However, Nicola Sturgeon has now shared her thoughts on the incident.

Speaking to Paul Ward for PA, she said that while she was not a huge fan of The Smiths she had always thought of Morrissey as a "huge talent".

However, she continued, that she thought people probably went to his concerts to hear his music rather then his political views.

In October 2016 he hailed the UK-wide vote to leave the EU as “magnificent” and has previously told of his admiration for former Ukip leader Nigel Farage and how he almost voted for Ukip.

He previously backed the Yes campaign movement ahead of the independence referendum in 2014, saying Scotland needed to leave the “United King-dumb”.