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Tartan Army outraged as Edinburgh M&S store spotted selling England merchandise



MARKS and Spencer are facing the furious wrath of the Tartan Army – after plugging ENGLAND bags in one of their most famous Scottish stores.

M&S is the official partner of both national sides, but fans were left gobsmacked after spotting the bags, emblazoned with the Three Lions crest, at Edinburgh Waverley station on Sunday.


The bags were spotted at the M&S branch at Edinburgh’s Waverley StationCredit: Andrew Barr
The carriers are handily placed at the self-scan check-outs


The carriers are handily placed at the self-scan check-outsCredit: Andrew Barr
The rails were full - suggesting a less than enthusiastic uptake


The rails were full – suggesting a less than enthusiastic uptakeCredit: Andrew Barr

The carriers are placed around the checkouts in the busy shop but there were none displaying the Scotland badge.

Speaking one month before the tournament opener against Germany, Iain Emerson, editor of the Famous Tartan Army Magazine, said: “It seems a mistake and a missed opportunity on their part not to have any Scotland ones in this shop.

“Perhaps they never thought we were going to qualify, maybe they didn’t do their research correctly.

“I am pretty certain that if they stocked the Scotland one the sales of them would go through the roof.

“These days have changed and this is our second qualification in a row.

“If they aren’t planning to already, I would urge Marks and Spencers to get Scotland ones in stock.”

Pictures of the bags inside Waverley were first shared by an outraged fan on social media.

He wrote: Today in M&S in the main train station of the capital city of THIS country… we really do get treated like a joke.”

One Scotland fan commented: “Terrible that they’re in Waverley Station in Scotland’s capital – I’d rather put the products back than get one of those bags.”

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Another said: “The SFA have the same sponsorship with them so would be more appropriate if they used our badge.”

But a third replied: “Who cares? Just don’t buy them!”

Marks and Spencer have been approached for comment.

Meanwhile the dad of crocked Scotland midfielder Lewis Ferguson has admitted he ‘teared up’ when he saw his kid on crutches.

Lewis Ferguson will be sidelined for the summer showpiece


Lewis Ferguson will be sidelined for the summer showpieceCredit: Kenny Ramsay

For Derek Ferguson, the sight of his son lying on the couch covered in ice as he recuperates from the devastating ACL injury that ruled him out of the Euros made him break down.

The Bologna captain was having an excellent season in Serie A and was a cert to feature at Euro 2024 for Scotland until rupturing his ACL last month.

The 24-year-old released an emotional statement himself in the wake of the injury, vowing to come back stronger.

His team mates also paid tribute to him as they secured Champions League qualification in their first match without their captain in the midfield.

Dad Derek, 56, flew over to Italy last week to catch up with his son.

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It marked the first time he would be seeing him since the knee injury, having only spoke via phonecall and FaceTime in the weeks prior.

And ex-Rangers and Hearts star Derek revealed he wasn’t ready for the emotion that would overcome him when he first laid eyes on his injury-stricken son in the flesh.

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