‘It wesnae a goal, Geoff’ | Worldwide, Scots lend ‘fitba’ their distinctive style

[I]t’s been our greatest glory, hasn’t it, football has been our greatest contribution to the world, and it’s a thing we’ve been best at, so we can lose the Empire, it doesn’t mean much, but to lose our status as a football nation that is the saddest thing.

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