According to PA reporter Tom Wilkinson Crowther could be heard talking about his milkshake while standing in handcuffs outside a bookstore, saying: "I was quite looking forward to it, but I think it went on a better objective". Scott Macdonald, an online coordinator for the Scottish Socialist Party, posted a sign he said was from the McDonald's window that stated, "We will not be selling milkshakes or ice cream tonight". He continued, "It's a right of protest against people like him".
"The bile and the racism he spouts out in this country is far more damaging than a bit of milkshake to his front", added Crowther, who is a customer service adviser for Sky, the owner of Sky News, according to his Facebook page.
Following the incident, Farage tweeted: "Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible". Other right-wing candidates including far-right activist Tommy Robinson have also been pelted with milkshakes during the election campaign. - #Justsaying- The entire mess prompted McDonald's to temporarily halt milkshake sales near the site of a campaign event Farage held last week.
On Saturday, Burger King came under fire after tweeting: "Dear people of Scotland, we're selling milkshakes all weekend". He was soon detained and taken from the scene in handcuffs, and has been arrested on suspicion of assault, per TIME.