The England men’s football team are playing in their first tournament final since 1966 tomorrow night, with the nation urging the squad to – you’ve guessed it – bring it home.
However, it appears some of those north of the border are less than enthusiastic about a potentially historic win for England against Italy.
Step forward pro-Scottish independence newspaper The National, which made their feelings abundantly clear with a very cheeky front page for Saturday’s issue.
The Glasgow-based paper used an image of Italian manager Roberto Mancini superimposed onto William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the1995 film, Braveheart. Wallace triumphed over the English in the late-13th century.
Today's front page: Save us Roberto, you're our final hope! https://t.co/fezSta4ohE
“Save us Roberto, you’re our final hope,” the headline read. At the bottom in brackets, the paper referenced England’s last final win at the 1966 World Cup: “We can’t take another 55 years of them banging on about this.”
Even the “O” in The National at the top is filled in green, white and red – the colours of the Italian flag.
Of course, the bold front page caused a stir on Twitter.
Some England fans were less than impressed, with some even branding it as “bigotry.”
God the National are so bitter aren’t they? https://t.co/AbFDl2wqYD