Speaking to Twitter, they accused the soap opera of “occasional racism”.
“Well it’s the Scottish public that are putting out #casualracism,” one said.
“You know that referring to someone’s national origins as an insult or a reason to deny something was considered racist, Sarah Platt ?! #ScottishGit, ”said another angry fan.
“Scottish git, skating on thin ice there Sarah,” commented another.
“Now if Adam was from Belfast I wonder if she would have called him a stupid Irishman,” asked another.
“Corrie, why did you need to include ‘Scottish’ in Sarah’s rant? Wasn’t ‘Stupid, Smug, Git’ enough? Wonder how many Scottish references you’re going to add in #RacistCorrie, ”asked another.
And another asked, “Is it me, or do people often add the word ‘Scottish’ when they’re mad at Adam as if that’s an insult in itself?” Can we just, like, not do that anymore …? #Corrie #coronationstreet. ”
But other fans found the scene, featuring Underworld PA Sarah having a showdown with Adam just as a new customer showed up, absolutely hilarious.
“Sarah’s collapse was classic then,” one tweeted.
“Stupid, smug Scottish con!” It must be the best line, for a long time! Another said.
In August, suave lawyer Adam, played by Sam Robertson, declared her marriage on Coronation Street after just six months.
He suspected his wife was still holding a torch for nemesis Gary Windass when she helped protect his ex following the disappearance of loan shark Rick Neelan.
Adam asked the question as the characters went into hiding during the dramatic Christmas Day siege that ended with the deaths of Robert Preston and drunk gunman Derek Milligan and David’s fiancee Shona Ramsey lying in a coma .
Sarah and Adam, Ken’s grandson and the late Mike Baldwin’s son, reunited after their split from loan shark Gary, played by Mikey North, last year after the Underworld factory collapsed that Gary had sabotaged.