Alex Salmond Calls For The Creation Of A Scotland Flag Emoji
Salmond told BuzzFeed News the lack of a saltire emoji is "outrageous".
Following the latest IOS 9.1 update, there are 246 flags available for iMessage users to express their patriotism. Residents of Christmas Island, Antartica, and Vatican City are among those who can enjoy a tiny picture of their flags.
However, none of the four countries which make up the UK have their own emoji – although there is a proposal to change that in future updates, and the latest update did include Scotland's national animal the unicorn.
Despite that, many Scots are furious the latest update didn't include a saltire.
In fact, they're shocked.
A Scotland emoji is all this man wants.
Now the former first minister has added to calls that a Scotland emoji should be created. Asked if he'd throw his diplomatic clout behind the campaign to call on the introduction of one, he said: "Absolutely.
"You’re talking to Alex Salmond dot Scot," said Salmond, who campaigned for the introduction of ".scot" domain names. "I threw my weight behind the dot Scot campaign and I’ll throw my weight behind this one. As you know, I’m a dab hand at waving a saltire both online and offline.
"I’m up for that campaign."