Euro 2020: Rod Stewart discusses England vs Scotland clash
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Sir Rod Stewart has described himself as a “Cockney Scotsman”. The legendary rocker, who was born in Highgate, North London, grew up supporting Scotland like his Scottish father Robert.
The 76-year-old singer is also a life-long Celtic fan.
Rod made his comments ahead of Scotland’s Euro 2020 game against England on Friday.
When asked for his score prediction on BBC Breakfast, Rod told hosts Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty that he would love to see Scotland win.
“I’ve been watching these games since I was 14 – England and Scotland – and I’ve had my heart broken so many times.
“I would love to see the Scots win, it’s going to be an uphill climb but win or lose as long as they make us proud.”
“I am the Cockney Scotsman, and we do take this game extremely seriously against the old enemy!” he added.
Rod told the presenters that he was heading to Wembley Stadium to watch the match with his two youngest sons, who also support Scotland.
Rod shares Alistair, 15, and Aidan, 10, with his wife Penny Lancaster.
“I’ve actually got a box for six, which cost me an arm and a leg – I had to sell the house to buy it,” he quipped.
“I’m taking my two sons and two of my best friends who are all Scotland supporters and we’re just going to hope for the best as I said, as long as they make us proud, win or lose,” Rod added.
On the same day, Rod took to Instagram to share a picture with his 475,000 followers as he made his way to London.
He could be seen holding up a Scotland flag with his sons and a pal.
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“All the boys are jolly!! #scotland #football,” he captioned the social media snap.
“But none of the boys are Scottish,” one user wrote in the comments section, when he shared the same post on Twitter.
“Strange coming from a North London boy,” another added, sharing a similar thought.
Back in 2015, Rod explained that he doesn’t consider himself to be Scottish despite supporting the Scotland football team.
“It does surprise me when people say to me, ‘I thought you were Scottish.’ I have never ever said I was Scottish,” he said during an interview to mark his 70th birthday.
“All I am is very proud of my father who was Scottish and the wee bit of Scottish blood I have in me.
“It’s a spiritual thing for me,” he explained.
Tomorrow tonight, Scotland play Croatia in their final Group D clash as England take on the Czech Republic.
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