Fans of the film alone don’t know that Scots aren’t always good at talking to their neighbours, English. Now a Scottish newspaper has created a sensation with a cover photo reminiscent of Mel Gibson’s film “Braveheart”.
The newspaper “The National”, which supports Scottish independence, advertised Italian national coach Roberto Mancini as Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace on the front page of its Saturday edition – with the request ItalyTo win the European Championship final against England.
“Save us, Roberto,” wrote the paper from Glasgow for Sunday’s European Championship final at London’s Wembley Stadium, “you are our last hope. (We can’t stand 55 more years of bragging about them.)”
While many English people took the matter with humor and interpreted it as a common football taunt, others reacted angrily and accused “The National” of anti-English outrage. Scotland to reinforce. noted by Harry Cole, editor of the British tabloid “The Sun” This »sad« on Twitter. In Italy, on the other hand, coach Mancini in Braveheart gear provided the entertainment.
England won the World Cup 55 years ago in 1966, the only Three Lions title to date. The Scots and the British have a long rivalry in football, with the Bravehearts often beating the untitled Bravehearts over the past few decades.
In the EM group stage, the teams were drawn 0–0. After this, Scotland dropped out. In fact, most Scots should keep their fingers crossed for Azuri against their old rivals on Sunday.
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