Sacking Wembley – England v Scotland, 1977 Mel Gibson chose to focus on Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn as an emblem of triumphant, woad-smeared Celtic defiance. But he could equally have plumped for Wembley '77. Scotland fans had previously invaded the Wembley turf in 1967 after Jim Baxter had played keepie-uppie and toyed with the newly crowned world champions. It was a good-natured party. But what happened 10 years later, the next time the Scots won at the home of the Auld Enemy, wasn't quite so convivial. Thousands of fans pranced onto the turf - then proceeded to rip up huge chunks of it. The goalposts were next, sent crashing down under the weight of tartan-bunneted revellers. The bill for the damages was in excess of £5,000, though Wembley got off lightly: that day, London Transport had to take out of service several trains, which had either been smashed up or covered in a rich brown coating of vomit. SM … [Read more...] about Gluttony – part five
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