A Scottish newspaper caused a stir ahead of the European Championship final between England and Italy. She wants the Italians to win.
With request from Italy that European Championship final against England To win, a Scottish newspaper generated mixed reactions. The National, which supports the independence of Scotland, featured the Italian national coach on the cover of its Saturday edition. Roberto Mancini As Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace in a picture that is reminiscent of Mel Gibson’s film “Braveheart”. “Save us, Roberto,” wrote the newspaper from Glasgow for Sunday’s European Championship final at London’s Wembley Stadium, “you are our last hope. (We can’t afford another 55 years to brag about it.)
Some Englishmen react with annoyance
While many English took it with humor and interpreted it as a simple football taunt, others reacted angrily and accused “The National” of reinforcing anti-English outrage in Scotland. Harry Cole, editor of British tabloid “The Sun”, called it “sad” on Twitter. In Italy, on the other hand, coach Mancini in Braveheart gear provided the entertainment.
Mancini himself described the front page as “good”, but did not want to go into further detail about feeling like a “braveheart” before the final: “I think we have to play our game.” captain giorgio chiellini Commented with a grin on the front page: “It made me laugh,” said the 36-year-old.
England won the World Cup 55 years ago in 1966, the only Three Lions title to date. The Scottish and English have a long rivalry in football, To which the untitled Bravehearts were often inferior in 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. (fs with dpa)
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