Tory MP wants Scotland national side disbanded after NO vote


sfalogoThe Scotland national side survived the threat of the Great British Olympic football team after the 2012 London Olympics, but now it seems that a Tory MP is so aghast at rebellious Scots having their own football side that in the event of a NO vote in the Scottish referendum he wants our national side to be disbanded.

Laurence Robertson, Conservative MP for Tewkesbury said: “If there is a ‘Yes’ vote then obviously Scotland will keep their own football team and the rest of the UK will presumably continue to send individual teams.

“If it’s ‘No’, the matter comes back to the table and FIFA may well get involved. I remain convinced that there should be one football team for the UK, or for what’s left of the UK after the Scottish vote.”

The polls open on September 18th and the Scottish voters will decide the future of this country. However, it seems that in the event of a NO vote, certain MPs of a Tory persuasion want us to be punished for our rebellious ways.

Of course you can no longer be hung, drawn and quartered for rebelling, but we can be threatened with the disbandment of our national team and be subjected to a Great Britain football team – given the experiences of the men’s Great British side at the London Olympics that will be one horrific experience, worse than sitting through a Scotland match managed by Craig Levein. It will also be a team bereft of Scots, Northern Irish and Welsh also [bar Gareth Bale].

Would our football fortunes be better together?? I doubt it very much Laurence.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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