The politics of football..

By now, most of you who are sports literate will have been aware of the situation with Allan McGregor and Barry Ferguson. After Saturday’s loss to Holland, the two stayed up later running up a £1500 bar bill getting very very trolleyed indeed. They were subsequently dropped to the bench for the crucial game against Iceland, and Scotland went on to win 2-1. That should have been the end of the matter, but oh no. The two didn’t stop there.

The two were seen during the game to be making V-signs and sticking the middle finger up, while on camera. This was a petulant display of defience, and the two idiots probably thought it was all a bit of a laugh. But that’s not how others have seen it.

Today it’s been announced that neither player will play for Scotland again. In my opinion, good riddance. Playing for Scotland is an honour, and when you pull on that jersey, you’re a representative of your country. When you do things like they did on Wednesday night, you make a mockery of the team, the sport and the country.

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Good luck to Stephen McManus, who will likely continue as Scotland captain, and David Weir, who will be the man to lead Rangers to 2nd place, after Ferguson was stripped of the Rangers captaincy today.

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~ by Callum Leslie on April 3, 2009.

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