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Scotland end 22 years of football hurt: Nation reacts with tears and 70s disco classic

Scots across the globe have been celebrating the national football team making history with the aid of a 70s Disco classic.

The Tartan Army responded with jubilation after Steve Clarke’s men defeated Serbia in a penalty shoot-out in Belgrade on Thursday night, sending them into Group D of the delayed Euro 2020.

It was goalkeeper David Marshall‘s stunning save which won the match for the Scots, ending 22 years of suffering and prompting a palpable wave of relief and elation from fans the world over.

Scotland have failed to qualify for a major tournament since being knocked out of the 1998 World Cup.

Yes sir, we can boogie

With fans unable to hit the pubs or gather in numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday night’s achievement sparked celebrations in homes across the country.

Both goal hero Ryan Christie and Scotland captain Andy Robertson captured the mood of the nation, with both left fighting back the tears in their post-match interviews.

Scotland players celebrate victory over Serbia and promotion to Euro 2020 with Baccara’s Yes Sir, I Can Boogie.

And Yes Sir, I Can Boogie by Baccara – the 70s disco track inexorably linked to Aberdeen FC captain Andy Considine– – was the anthem of the evening, and already looks on course to be the country’s official theme of Euro 2020.

The players were filmed celebrating to the tune with the Dons skipper, who was on the bench for the game, during the post-match victory celebrations.

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Nae Scotland, nae party

Scots across the globe posted their own video reactions following the nail-biting game.

However an incident which saw punters allegedly breach coronavirus restrictions at a bar in Aberdeen is under investigation.

On social media the hashtag “#NoScotlandNoParty” was trending, as was the search term “I Can Boogie”.

A clip of tennis hero Andy Murray’s muted and restrained reaction to the win was among the videos which went viral, along with footage of the national team doing the conga while chanting “David Marshall”.

Here’s how Scots across the globe celebrated the famous night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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