Moray MP Douglas Ross has been criticised for missing a welfare debate to referee a Champions League match.
The Conservative MP will run the line at the Barcelona versus Olympiakos game tonight.
But Banff and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson, SNP, said he should be focused on representing Moray in the Universal Credit debate at Westminster.
He said: “Part-time Tory MP Douglas Ross just never learns his lesson – and he is yet again leaving his constituents without a voice in Parliament because he’d rather rub shoulders with famous footballers.
“This isn’t the first time that he’s failed to turn up for important meetings, and his constituents will be wondering why he shows no interest in discussing Universal Credit – which is driving up rent arrears and leaving families penniless.
“It’s time for two-job Ross to call time on his highly lucrative refereeing career.”
But a Scottish Conservative spokesman defended the MP.
He said: “There will be many Scottish Conservative representatives in this debate.
“Douglas has held more than 50 surgeries since becoming an MP and has met personally with David Gauke to discuss local cases which have arisen from those.
“Despite what the SNP thinks, the people of Moray are right behind Douglas and his refereeing, as they showed decisively when they elected him as their MP just a few months ago.”