UEFA EURO 2020...Scotland celebrates!
As Scotland ended its decades long major tournament drought last week as they qualified for EURO 2020, social media was set alight with euphoric scenes of celebrations on the pitch and at home. Let's check out some of the joyful reactions and enjoy basking in the positivity generated across a nation.
The official channels of the Scotland National Team were a constant source of excellent updates, from the pre match build-up, to the action as it happened, and all the jubilation that followed. Capturing and sharing the behind the scenes player celebrations was a stroke of genius, sparking a new national anthem for the team and the Tartan Army, as we glimpsed the boys' rendition of 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie' by 70s disco legends Baccara.
Later that evening, 'Saturday Night' by Whigfield was given a Scotland team remix and turned into an ode to goalkeeper David Marshall, who had saved the crucial final penalty to win them the game. The clip has now had over 3 million views on Twitter alone.
We don't know if you've heard, but Thursday night was a bit special.— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) November 14, 2020
While there weren't #scenes in the stands, there certainly were in living rooms around Scotland.
Unless you're the fella in the last clip... 😅#NoScotlandNoParty pic.twitter.com/re1Vwgk9zI
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) November 14, 2020
Steve Clarke and his national team staff celebrate the victory. Coach John Carver can be seen limping and ended up in crutches after an injury sustained when someone jumped on his back.
Turn the lights on!
To showcase the new lighting at Hampden Park, installed as a result of the successful bid to host the tournament, a video was shared as the result broke launching the new light show and giving everyone a flavour of what's to come in June. The iconic anthem 'Bits n Pieces' by DJ George Bowie was used to get the party started!
Volunteers show their support!
The UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteers, who have almost all come back on board and been reconfirmed to their roles since the tournament was rescheduled, also showed their support from home. They posted photos and sent their good wishes to the team and proudly told of their excitement at being part of things next summer. They even got a special message from UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Ambassador and Scotland superfan Martin Compston.
Our UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Ambassador @martin_compston wishes the @ScotlandNT team luck ahead of the game and sends thanks to our amazing #EURO2020Volunteers for their support at next year’s games at @HampdenPark! 🙏🏻🏴❤️⚽️EURO2020 #SRBSCO #PlayOffKitOn @EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/qWAE3KBezN— Glasgow UEFA EURO 2020 (@GlasgowEURO2020) November 12, 2020
@GlasgowEURO2020 I cannot wait to be part of the volunteer team next year— Patrick Carroll (@finlaysda) November 12, 2020
What an absolutely brilliant night, can’t stop watching all the celebrations. Roll on the summer, can’t wait to be one of the volunteers 🏴🏴❤️❤️— Carrieanne Madden (@CMadden77) November 13, 2020
Friends in high places
Politicians and leaders showed their support for the team too, as Councillor David McDonald congratulated Steve Clarke and the team for making history. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon couldn't resist getting in on the celebrations as she shared a hilarious fist-pumping clip and saltire flags.
Take a bow Steve Clarke. He's transformed the team, gave us all a bit of belief and his team has made history.— David McDonald (@SNPdavid) November 12, 2020
All roads now lead to Hampden for Euro2020 in @GlasgowEURO2020
🏴🏟⚽️🎉 #NoScotlandNoParty https://t.co/37ZkotMiOm
Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges revealed that John McGinn's mum had taught him at school and sent him out to the corridor last time Scotland qualified!
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