SCOTLAND is suddenly teeming with Croatia fans, it has been confirmed.
Scottish cities are now awash with Croatian flags, as chants in favour of the Eastern European country ring out in the streets.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Yeah that’s right, we love Croatia around here, always have.
“We’ve got a lot in common. We both know what it’s like to battle for independence, we both love a good drink and… whatever, we like Croatia, alright?”
Similar spontaneous outpourings of affection have also been reported in Wales and Ireland, with citizens insisting that their newfound passion has nothing to do with the country taking on England in the World Cup.
They added that they have always had a soft spot for Belgium too, as it happens.
The prospect of supporting France, however, was deemed ‘too much’.