Saturday, 5th December 2020

Legendary comedy series 'Scotland in a tournament' returns for 2021

THE BBC has delighted viewers by announcing the surprise return of much-loved comedy series ‘Scotland in a football tournament’ next year. 

The comedy has not been screened since 1998 but was a favourite of British viewers throughout the 70s and 80s, with highlights including a 1-1 draw with Iran keeping the nation laughing through dark times. 

A BBC spokesman said: “Last year we brought back Gavin & Stacey. In 2021 it’s the Scottish national team’s turn to keep everyone smiling. 

“People are going to be asking ‘How could they be back in a tournament, after last time?’ but we’ve concocted a convincing backstory involving consecutive penalty shootout wins to explain the seemingly impossible. 

“I can’t reveal what’s going to happen, but if you like classic slapstick moments from the past like losing to Costa Rica, or bittersweet bathos like beating the Netherlands and getting kicked out on goal difference, get ready to split your sides.” 

Stephen Malley of Reading said: “It was the funniest show, there’d be all this build-up and hype and then they never get past the group stage, not ever, not even once. I can’t wait.” 

However Bill McKay of Inverness disagreed: “I never liked it personally. It wasn’t funny. It was just cruel.”