A POPULAR city nightclub has responded after its premises were vandalised with homophobic graffiti.

The Polo Lounge shared an image of their logo with the rainbow flag colours, a symbol for LGBTQ+pride, with the words Polo Loves You following the shocking incident on Tuesday night.

The Wilson Street LGBTQ+ venue reported the incident to police who are now investigating.

An image of the graffiti emerged on social media, sparking anger in the local community.

The vile graffiti, which said 'poofs out', was shared by a Twitter user who claimed to be a worker.

He said: "Stood here for 15 years. I'm heartbroken. I told folk things were getting worse."

City councillor Thomas Kerr, who is group leader of the Conservatives at the council and represents Shettleston, hit out at those responsible for the incident on social media.

He said: "Polo is by far one of my favourite venues for a good night.

"I'm saddened by this homophobic attack.

"The people who have done it are thugs and low lives.

"Glasgow is a proud, open and inclusive city, this sort of hatred should never be tolerated."

Others expressed their concern over the incident on social media.
Daniel Magee said: "That's horrific. It makes me so sad."
Another added: "15 years doing a great job and keeping us all safe! 
"Greatly sorry this has happened, let’s hope it only strengthens the community and makes us seen for the right reasons!"
One Twitter user continued: "The only good that will hopefully come out of this will be that normal people will stand together and oppose these bigots."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We can confirm that vandalism to premises on Wilson Street in Glasgow was reported to police shortly after 6.20pm on Tuesday, 11 February.

"Enquiries are ongoing and at an early stage.

"Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 2935 of 11 February, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."