ACROSS England fans are leaving work early and settling down by the telly with a few cans to enjoy Scotland’s loss this afternoon.
Bosses throughout the country have generously allowed employees to leave at lunchtime, and pubs are full of English drinkers getting tanked up in anticipation of a magical two hours.
Nathan Muir of Hitchin said: “The atmosphere. There really is nothing like it.
“To stand side-by-side with your countrymen, supping pints, singing songs, waiting for a feast of shambolic football and glorious schadenfreude. I can’t wait.
“It’s far better than yesterday’s England game. That’s just stressful because we might lose because we’re not actually that good.
“But you don’t need any of that ‘believe’ bollocks with Scotland. Whether you’ve got faith in Robertson fumbling the ball into the path of a Czech attacker or not, it’ll happen.
“My son’s 21 and he’s never seen Scotland exit at the group stage of a major international tournament. This is his first time.”