‘How poetic’ – Scotland fans brutally trolled over anti-England chant after Steve Clarke’s bizarre Argentine ref rant

‘How poetic’ – Scotland fans brutally trolled over anti-England chant after Steve Clarke’s bizarre Argentine ref rant

ODE dear! England fans reckon their Scottish counterparts suffered “poetic” justice with a controversial Euro 2024 exit.

Steve Clarke blasted the use of an Argentinian referee after the Tartan Army were denied a “100 per cent” penalty in Hungary’s 1-0 win.

Scotland fans sung and danced to taunt England over Diego Maradona’s notorious role in the Three Lions’ 1986 World Cup quarter-finals exit

Steve Clarke is sure Scotland were wrongly denied a penalty

But some Three Lions’ supporters claimed the Scottish misfortune was “karma”.

That’s because just days earlier Tartan Army followers in Munich had chanted their joy at England‘s notorious 1986 World Cup quarter-final defeat against Argentina.

The Scots spiced up the Hokey-Cokey with the line: “Oh, Diego Maradona. He put the English out, out, out!”

Maradona’s wrongly-allowed “Hand of God” goal set Argentina up for a 2-1 victory on the way to winning the tournament in Mexico almost 38 years ago to the day.

And a fellow countryman of the Napoli legend also had a contentious role as Scotland again failed to progress from the group stages.

Ref Facundo Tello ignored appeals for a spot-kick at 0-0 in the second half.

Manchester United‘s Scott McTominay slipped Stuart Armstrong through, with the Southampton midfielder surging in front of Willi Orban but going down under the defender’s challenge.

VAR assessed the incident but declined to recommend an on-field review.

EPAStuart Armstrong was furious not to get a spot-kick[/caption]



And in the end Kevin Csoboth fired a breakaway winner for Hungary 10 minutes into stoppage time.

The match had needed a lengthy hold-up as Hungarian forward Barnabas Varga was knocked unconscious in a sickening collision with Scotland keeper Angus Gunn.

Varga was taken to hospital and has had surgery for a fractured cheekbone.

Afterwards, Clarke had no doubts his team were robbed of a spot-kick – but the extent of his outburst still surprised many.

The ex-Chelsea defender and former Reading manager, 60, said: “It’s 100 per cent a penalty and someone has to explain to me why it’s not. 

“Because otherwise I’m thinking there’s something wrong.

“Did I have a conversation with the officials? What’s the point, he’s from Argentina. 

“What’s the point? Why is it not a European referee? Trying to be clever, I dunno, I don’t understand.  

“I don’t understand why he’s here and not in his own country refereeing a game. 

“I don’t understand how VAR can look at that and say it’s not a penalty.  That’s just my opinion.  It’s 100 per-cent a penalty.”

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But Clarke received little sympathy from England fans who had viewed the Hand of God Hokey-Cokey from Scottish counterparts.

Sharing a clip of that dancing, one Three Lions’ supporter posted: “How poetic is it that an Argentinian referee denied them a stonewall penalty to send them out after this video. See ya lads airports that way.”

Another wrote: “Karma is a b****.”

And a third taunted the Scots further by joking: “Gave it their best shot … well one shot anyway.”

But plenty of viewers insisted the spot-kick was far from clear-cut, with many arguing that in fact Armstrong had been the initial offender.

Ex-England frontman Alan Shearer backed Clarke’s verdict on the penalty – slamming Orban’s “terrible challenge” – but fellow BBC pundit Chris Sutton was certain the ref’s decision was correct.

The stats show what little impact the Scots made going forward

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