No Mandate Brown has told Sky News that he hopes there will be a Team UK for the 2012 Olympics. Not Team GB you’ll note, but Team UK. Great Britain doesn’t include Northern Ireland – something that doesn’t seem to bother Lieutenant Governor Brown in Beijing – but the Northern Ireland FA is the only one that has said it might join the English FA in a British football team.
He went on to say “Britain is the home of football, which we gave to the world, and people will be surprised if there is an Olympic tournament in football and we are not part of it”. This is the kind of revisionist drivel that our glorious leader loves so much. Football has been played in England since the 12th Century but only made its way north of the border in the 19th Century. English football has spawned not only the international game the Americans call soccer but American football, Australian football, rugby and a multitude of other football and rugby related games. Scotland brought the Tartan Army to the game…
As for people being surprised if there isn’t a British football team, I think they’d be more surprised if there was one because Britain simply doesn’t exist from a footballing point of view.
Like I said, just the sort of revisionist drivel you expect to hear from a British nationalist Scot desperate to deflect attention from the rapid disintegration of the union caused by his party’s anti-English, Scottish appeasement.