Liverpool Fan Claims 'He's Scouse Not English' In Hilarious Live Radio Phone In
A Liverpool fan called into talkSPORT's drive-by show to state that he and other people from the city he lives in are "Scouse not English".
John told hosts Andy Goldstein and Darren Gough he doesn't support England in World Cup tournaments despite the many Liverpool players representing the Three Lions and feels more attached to Ireland as there is more of a connection there that dates back hundreds of years.
The hilarious phone-in continued as he claimed he lives in Liverpool, not in England because he doesn't class himself as being English - before saying Liverpool would be an independent country like Catalonia if they were big enough.
"I live in Liverpool, I'm a scouser and I don't class myself as English," John says, much to the confusion of Goldstein and Gough listening.
"[Liverpool] it's attached to England. It's like Scotland, it's part of Great Britain - they want to be independent. If we were big enough we'd independent, we'd have our own republic of Liverpool.
"What you see in England games, you see small town England - little towns, little places, little villages. You don't see big cities. I don't cheer England on, I don't follow international football. It's crap."
A banner with the words 'Scouse not English' can often be seen at Anfield, while Liverpool fans booed the national anthem at the Community Shield against Manchester City last month.
Former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane was covering the game for the BBC and gave his explanation for the lack of patriotism.
"I was sat beside Guy Mowbray because I was commenting on the game for the highlights on BBC. I tapped him on the shoulder and asked what's the story there?," Kilbane told Off The Ball.
"Word gets around and one of our producers who is a massive Liverpool fan said it's basically the anti-establishment that has been going on for years.
"This has happened many, many times over the years not some much booing the anthem, the English anthem is just not played in Liverpool.
"From my time in Everton, there was definitely a feeling around major tournaments like the Euros and the World Cup that they like watching it but they've no real interest in England."