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27th Jul 2022

Scottish man interviewed live as Sweden supporter before England Euro 2022 semi-final

Daniel Brown

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A Sweden ‘fan’ interviewed live on Sky Sports prior to England’s Euro 2022 semi-final clash against Sweden turned out to be a Scotsman who just wanted the Lionesses to lose.

Sarina Wiegman’s side clashed with Sweden at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night, and a Sky Sports reporter was keen to capture the atmosphere in Sheffield prior to kick-off.

The reporter – who was speaking to Sweden fans – approached one gentleman to see if they could discuss the upcoming game. However, it quickly became apparent that he was not from Scandinavia in the slightest, and was in fact Scottish.

“I think it’ll be a very tough match but I think Sweden will win 1-0 or 2-1,” he said.

Despite this, he was still draped in the Sweden flag, wearing a yellow top and with the country’s colours painted across his face.

After quickly realising what was going on, the reporter commented, “That’s not a Swedish accent!”. This prompted the individual to reply, “Naw, a little bit north of the border! I couldn’t support England, could I?!”

The Sweden (or more accurately, Scotland) fan’s prediction was far from accurate, though. England thrashed their opponents 4-0 to secure their place in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley on Sunday.

Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby all got on the scoresheet for Sarina Wiegman’s side, with a final against Germany or France to come.

After the match, Arsenal legend Ian Wright gave an emotional, yet excellent, speech. He stressed the importance that the game will have for the long-term future of women’s football and called for schools to give women the chance to be allowed to play football from a young age.

“Whatever happens in the final, if girls are not allowed to play football just like the boys can in their PE after this tournament, then what are we doing?” he said.

“We’ve got to make sure they are able to play and get the opportunity because this because this is going to inspire a lot of people.

“If there’s no legacy to all this, then what are we doing? This is as proud as I’ve ever felt of any England side. This is what it’s about.”

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