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A Sweden fan interviewed live on Sky Sports turned out to be a Scotsman who just wanted England to lose.
England and Sweden met in the Women's Euro 2022 semi-final at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night and a Sky reporter wanted to capture the atmosphere beforehand in Sheffield.
He chatted with Sweden supporters and asked if he could talk to one chap about the game. But then as he started talking in a thick Scottish accent and said, "I think it'll be a very touch match but I think Sweden will win 1-0 or 2-1"- it became apparent that he was not from Scandinavia in the slightest.
However, he was draped in the Sweden flag, wearing a yellow top and with the country's colours painted across his cheeks.
The journalist immediately clocked on and commented, "That's not a Swedish accent!".
That prompted the individual to reply, "Naw, a little bit north of the border! I couldn’t support England, could I?!”
“That’s not a Swedish accent” 😂😂🏴 pic.twitter.com/Vz6iFwZVYc— Fitba Patter (@FitbaPatter) July 26, 2022
This is the level of petty I aspire to reach. https://t.co/OBHPnrB52s— Jenny (@jdeerobertson) July 27, 2022
UK economy is 50% beer and 50% the other home nations buying full kit for every team England faces at a tournament https://t.co/BXaxAFBipr— sergeant politeness (@volvicstorm98) July 27, 2022
This Scotsman getting fully decked out in Sweden’s kit ahead of their semi-final with England last night is the sort of pettiness we can all get behind. https://t.co/Hd9qBzS446— HLTCO (@HLTCO) July 27, 2022
The gentlemen's prediction wasn't anywhere near accurate though as Sarina Weigmann's side thrashed Sweden 4-0.
Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby were all on target for the hosts in the resounding victory, which sets up a huge final with Germany or France at Wembley.
Irrespective of Sunday's final, the team have made massive strides for the women's game and inspired young girls in the country.
England and Arsenal legend Ian Wright made a passionate speech after the semi-final result and called for more inclusivity.
"Whatever happens in the final now, if girls are not allowed to play football just like the boys can in their PE after this tournament then what are we doing?", Wright said on BBC.
"We've got to make sure that they are able to play and they've got the opportunity to do this because it's going to inspire a lot of people.
"Like there's no legacy to this? It there's no legacy after this then what are we doing?
"Girls should be able to play because this is as proud as I've felt of any England side. This is what it's about."