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article imageScots fan at England v Uruguay goes viral (video)

By Amanda Payne     Jun 21, 2014 in Sports
Glasgow - It was a tense game as England faced Uruguay in the World Cup on Thursday night, with fans across the UK glued to their televisions. Imagine their surprise when one of the supporters wearing blue and white wasn't quite what they expected.
Match coverage was shown on the ITV channel and just as Luis Suarez scored the second Uruguay goal that may ultimately lead to England heading home from Brazil, the camera panned to the Uruguay fans cheering behind the goal. In amongst the sea of blue and white, viewers suddenly spotted the blue and white of the Scottish flag, the Saltire, being waved by a young man wearing what is known as a 'Jimmy Hat', a tartan hat with attached ginger hair.
There has been a natural rivalry between Scotland and England for centuries, perhaps more so with the Scottish Referendum coming up in September this year, so it was only moments before social media lit up with images and comments.
A Facebook page called 'The Legend in the Uruguay End' has appeared which names the man as Mark McConville from Glasgow.The 41 year old, a keen Celtic supporter, was in Brazil doing charity work handing over football kits to an orphanage in the Amazon jungle.
It seems Mr McConville decided to follow Uruguay when Scotland failed to reach the last World Cup in South Africa in 2010 and has continued to do so ever since.
Despite saying that he is 'non-political', his appearance on national television has caused quite a fracas, with social media awash with comments both for him and against him. Mr McConville is now enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame as his face goes viral around the world.
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