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Michael Stewart stands tall as Ally McCoist revels in crushing Scots

While Ally McCoist sheds crocodile tears over booing the UK national anthem Michael Stewart has stood up for those Scots that don’t wish to celebrate being crushed.

Switching from his TalkSPORT and TNT pay-days to share his thoughts with Channel 4 viewers last night the former Rangers boss wrapped himself in a Union Jack as thousands of fans booed and jeered the anthem adopted by the England football team.

McCoist expressed his anger live on air and continued it on Wednesday morning when he appeared on TalkSPORT to reflect on the events on and off the pitch.

Covering the exchange with Alan Brazil the Daily Record reports:

He said on talkSPORT: “I do not like the booing of any national anthem to be honest with you. I just think it is a distinct lack of respect. I genuinely dislike it intensely. If you can’t show respect, I am not talking about England, I am talking about anybody or anybody that goes to Hampden, any football ground or any sporting event. If you can’t show the opposition respect by respecting their national anthem, I think it is a poor show.

“I get the rivalry with England and Scotland, and I get some of the Scots, perhaps SNP fans giving it the whole bit, but I am talking about in general. There should be respect shown for an opposing national anthem and I think it is totally out of order.”

Host Alan Brazil then told the presenter some of his takes, with accusations of being too “pro English”, to which he responded “For telling the truth? What all these guys can do is put their head back under the covers or the pillow. If they want to lift their head up and open their eyes, great. It’s them that need the reality check, nobody else.”

He was then asked if he was singing God Save the King on the gantry. And he bluntly added: “Actually I was. Because I am British, you got a problem with that?”

During the 2011/12 season McCoist managed a club that stopped paying Her Majesty Income Tax and National Insurance from player and management wages.

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  • by Gerryfr62
    Posted September 13, 2023 7:44 pm 0Likes

    In the 60s and 70s the majority of Scotland fans followed rangers.
    They would sing god save the queen at a hampden final in may then go down to Wembley a couple of weeks later and boo it. Short memories. Their fan base hated the English more than any team but it all changed when that halfwit Souness signed English internationals and the picture up in the dressing room.

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