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Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
16-Jun-14 - 06:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: World Cup
Subject: RE: BS: World Cup
Eliza there is and always has been a real rivalry in football and yes many, I'd say probably most, Scots like to see England beaten. It was so long before the rise of the SNP and has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with football.

I can't imagine there are many bricks put through windows though. It could of course happen but I would imagine it would be very rare indeed and of course things like that happen elsewhere in the UK as much as they do in Scotland. If there is football violence though it has nothing to do with the SNP or referendum. It has to do with thuggery.

I remember a case prior to the devolution referendum when Channel 4 wanted to film a documentary on anti-Englishness in Scotland. They put two guys in England rugby shirts and sent them along Rose Street to be picked on. Of course Edinburgh being Edinburgh they were basically ignored. So the producers thought let's go to Glasgow they'll get into bother there. Unfortunatly all that happened in Glasgow was that people bought them drinks and told them that football was a proper game. So the producers then had a bright idea of decking a car in the union jack and leaving it. It got bricked and the producers thought "yipee we've got our anti-Englishness" but then it was pointed out that the car had been left in Parkhead and the car was almost certainly bricked because it was taken for a Rangers supporter's car. Nothing to do with anti-Englishness. They had to admit defeat and abandon the programme.