Anger is stubborn, Scotland will support Italy, not England

Anger is stubborn, Scotland will support Italy, not England

“Save us Roberto Mancini, you are our last hope!” writes in a Scottish newspaper ahead of the Euro football final between Italy and England this Sunday.

The front page of the Scottish libertarian newspaper The National, the Italian coach is compared to William Wallace. © National

The story between the two countries always comes back. Even when the two teams do not face each other directly. Which side will the Scots face in this Sunday’s Euro 2020 final? Will they support English neighbors or Italy? The front page of Scottish independence newspaper The National gives an idea.

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we can read”Save us Roberto, you are our last hope“. Italy coach Roberto Mancini appears with features from William Wallace, the Scottish national hero played by Mel Gibson in the film Braveheart. This British icon fought the British for independence against King Edward I in the 14th century. Released in 1995, the film won five Oscars. Under the title, the newspaper specifies with irony : “We won’t stand to brag to them for the next 55 years”With reference to the World Cup victory in 1966.

a historical rivalry

car The English national football team has won nothing since 1966.. Scots will not be the only ones backing Italy on Sunday night. Northern Irish and Welsh football fans will be behind Squadra Azura.

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A famous British show, Good Morning Britain did a survey. Result of: In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, 63% of supporters are said to support Italy. Le Glasgow Live Ask your readers questions. NS “Forza Italy” is one of the answers. One of them, Tom, replied: “I personally like English players, but I can’t stand the hype. Best wishes to the team, but I can’t imagine how the media would react if the English won. They’re still about 1966 are talking.”

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In Wales Online, A Welsh journalist asks: “Can you possibly support the enemy at Euro 2020, after all he has done to you?” Laura Kemp continues: “Not to mention those ‘Neanderthals’ who sabotage bars and places wherever they go.” she points to them “pride” and adds: “Wales has endured centuries of persecution from England, and Boris Johnson’s government only thinks of us when it has time.”“”Asking Wales fans to support England is like asking Everton fans to support Liverpool” Sports journalist Tom Williams said.

Scotland and England met at Wembley for the Euro. For the first time since 1996 in the final stage. It ended in a draw, 0-0, a dull match and without much spectacle.

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