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The Awkward Moment Graeme Souness 'Thought Scotland Fans Were Cheering For Him'

Josh Lawless

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The Awkward Moment Graeme Souness 'Thought Scotland Fans Were Cheering For Him'

Liverpool and Scotland legend Graeme Souness has been left with egg on his face after mistakenly believing he was being cheered by supporters on Wednesday night.

The 69-year-old was on punditry duty for Sky Sports for Scotland's 3-1 World Cup play-off defeat to Ukraine at Hampden Park.

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Prior to the clash, Souness had explained why he believes FIFA should allow Ukraine to play in the Qatar showpiece by default following the horror invasion engineered by Vladimir Putin and Russia.

"It's the strangest emotion I've had about a football game, I'm Scottish and was the captain of the football team," Souness began saying before pausing due to the deafening noise that was heard from the stands.

But with his facial expressions, many think that Souness, capped 54 times by his country thought the cheering was for him.


When in actual fact, the ovation was for the Scotland players coming out for their warm-ups.

It led to a light bit of trolling for Souness on social media:

Souness went on to say he had "mixed emotions" over the fixture and said the goings on in Ukraine "transcends football".

With a passionate set of fans - including many refugees - cheering them on in the away end, Ukraine churned in a superb performance to move within just one game from the World Cup.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk had the Eastern European outfit cruising before Callum McGregor pulled one goal.

Deep in stoppage time, Artem Dovbyk sealed the win on the break after a glorious defence-splitting pass from Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Ukraine will now play Wales in the huge final play-off on Sunday.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Sky Sports

Topics: Graeme Souness, Scotland, Ukraine, Football World Cup

Josh Lawless
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