Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Do you want England to win Scotland?

“So will you be supporting England during the world cup?” asks yet another reporter to another uninterested Scottish person as if the answer would yield some great politically vital question.

“No” comes the answer. Occasionally, some Welsh or Scottish person might answer, “Yes I hope they do well.”, especially if they don’t like football and are a celebrity promoting an album or a film.

I presume all these reporters and interviewers are asking Scots and Welsh whether they will be supporting England in the World Cup for some reason, but I am at a complete loss to know what it is. Maybe I’m the only English person that doesn’t care what Charlotte Church thinks about England’s chances against Sweden. Maybe I’m the only one who doesn’t care what Rod Stewart thinks about Wayne’s Rooney stupid broken foot..

I love living in Bristol, but being a Saints fan I really don’t care if Bristol City or Bristol Rovers win or lose. So please various media people, stop asking uninterested people uninteresting questions. England doesn’t care whether the Scots or Welsh want England to win; just as Scotland wouldn’t care what England thought if Scotland were in the World Cup and England weren’t.

Which will never happen……….hopefully.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It happened in 1974 and 1978. I think that's where it came from. England needed a surrogate team to support. It also happened to the Irish in 1990.

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