FREEDOOOOOM! Scotland fans share Braveheart-heavy memes after historic Six Nations win over England
- Scotland celebrated a rare 11-6 away victory over England at Twickenham today
- Fans were not allowed in the stadium but celebrated on social media instead
- Supporters shared images of Braveheart as well as other memes online
Scottish rugby fans took to social media to post memes after the country’s historic win against England in the Six Nations today.
The team celebrated a rare victory in the annual Calcutta Cup in a virtually empty stadium in Twickenham, southwest London, this evening.
And fans celebrated the nation’s narrow 11-6 win over its fierce rivals by sharing images online.
Unable to attend the match in person, fans were still able to share in the merrymaking online and gloat to England supporters after the game ended.
Scotland celebrated a rare victory in the annual Calcutta Cup against England in a virtually empty stadium tonight but fans made up for their absence on social media
Jack Dolan shared an image of Mel Gibson delivering his famous war speech as William Wallace in Brave Heart with the caption: ‘Scotland right now.’
Douglas Johnstone shared a gif of the grail knight in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade saying ‘you have chosen wisely’ in reference to Scotland player Cameron Redpath, who previously represented England in youth tournaments.
And another wrote: ‘Yay! Scotland just beat England in Six Nations Rugby! The first time since 1983! Latha fèillidh! – celebrating in Normandy!’
BBC 5 Live Breakfast presenter Nicky Campbell wrote: ‘Bless my homeland forever.’
And in response, presenter Gabby Logan said: ‘A thing of beauty.’
And even Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon joined in the celebrations, tweeting: ‘The Calcutta Cup is coming home!! Massive congratulations to Scotland – what a performance and a truly historic win!’
Today’s win was all the more crushing for England as the fixture marked the 150th anniversary of the first ever rugby Test, which took place on March 27, 1871 in Edinburgh.
Earlier France trounced Italy 50 points to 10 at a quiet contest at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
It is only a few months since the final fixtures of 2020’s tournament were played after the outbreak of the pandemic in Europe halted the competition last spring.
Scotland’s lock Jonny Gray (left) and England’s lock Maro Itoje compete in the line out during the Six Nations rugby union match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium today
Scotland caused a major upset this evening as they beat defending champions England at Twickenham for the first time in 38 years on the opening day of the Six Nations
The game marked the 150th anniversary of the first ever Test, which took place on March 27, 1871 in Edinburgh.
Professional sport continues to be allowed to happen despite the strict third national lockdown still in force.
Last year’s tournament was abandoned ahead of the final round of matches as the pandemic started spiralling out of control.
The remaining games were finally played in late 2020 and England were crowned champions.
Both sets of players would have been hoping to catch the eye of one of the few permitted spectators – Warren Gatland, head coach of the Lions, who is considering his selection picks for this year’s tour to South Africa, if it is not axed.