Italy’s victory was celebrated across Scotland

Italy's victory was celebrated across Scotland

Scotland had only one chance left, one last glimmer of hope to see their best enemy, England, fall. Italy was not alone, Sunday 11 July. Behind Squadra Azzurra, it’s all Scottish people and their 5 million residents, who rejoiced in the decisive penalty shootout missed by Bukayo Saka, who offered Transalpines the continental title.

But why was Scotland, despite being a neighbor to the north of England and a member of the same country, the United Kingdom, so happy with the misfortune of its English cousin? Well it’s just that this family, the Scots, hasn’t been wanted for a while. Family feuds are true for all, even nations, and Scotland has long shown a desire to break away from the UK and become independent. A sentiment reinforced by the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 became a reality at the start of the year on January 31, 2020.

So watching his cousin win an international title for the first time in 55 years was too much for the Scottish people who have placed their hopes on Roberto Mancini and his men. “Save us Roberto, you are our last hope” Title nationalThe Italian coach, hero and symbol of Scottish independence in the 13th century, in the dress of William Wallace, as depicted a day before the final, Scottish nationalist newspaper.

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If Mel Gibson wore the Scottish legend’s costume in the movie brave In 1995, it was the Nazionale’s patron Gianluigi Donnarumma who, this time like Wallace in his time, honored the local hero by repelling English attacks by generals Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.

Front page of the national newspaper on Saturday 10 July 2021, on the eve of the final between Italy and England.  & Nbsp;  (National)

Safe Sport The honor, joy and relief have taken the streets of Scotland by storm, from Glasgow to Edinburgh. “Are we in Scotland or Rome?” Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) member Tony Giugliano tweeted in view of the intense celebrations taking place in the country.

If from a sporting point of view, the separation between Scotland and England has already taken place, whether the next independence referendum will be right or not. A vote that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government categorically refused, believing that such consultations could only happen once in a generation.

In the 2014 referendum, 55% of voters rejected independence. However, the SNP believes that Brexit has been a game-changer, with Scots opposed by 62%, and the British nation should now be able to join the EU as an independent state. “There is simply no democratic justification for Boris Johnson, or anyone else, to try to block the Scottish people’s right to choose their future” SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said after the parliamentary election. In Scotland, it is not the cup but the freedom that is “coming home”.


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