10.07.2021 – 15:20
Scotland openly cheers for Italy in the European Championship final, scheduled for Sunday at 21:00, at “Wembley”, against England.
The Scottish newspaper “The National”, in fact, this morning put Roberto Mancini on the front page, with his face painted in the style of Braveheart and a headline that leaves no room for imagination: “Save us, you are our only hope” .
That is why the rivals of the “Three Lions” in the British derby will cheer for Italy. A “Mancio” version of Mel Gibson, or more precisely William Wallace, the Scottish patriot and national hero. The subtitles of the image are even more hilarious, they explain why in Scotland they will cheer for the national team in the final, against the English: “We can not stand another 55 years with boasting”.
🚨 | NEW: Front page of The National pic.twitter.com/Te5ilxRHfe
– Politics For All (@PoliticsForAlI) July 9, 2021
The reference is undoubtedly to England’s victory in the 1966 World Cup, played at the home of the “Three Lions”, which represents the first and so far only achievement of the English national team between the World Cup and the European Championship.
Italy-England, therefore, will not only be a football match, but for British rivals will also have important political implications. A little weird, but here it is. Scotland drew 0-0 with England at Wembley in the group stage.