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A day of stunning developments at football's world governing body. Picture: Getty

A day of stunning developments at football's world governing body. Picture: Getty

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TODAY’s top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including Rugby World Cup switches for the Dark Blues, Supermoons and Sepp Blatter.

Scotland make 10 changes to their side ahead of USA clash

Vern Cotter has rung the changes for Scotland’s second World Cup match, against the USA in Leeds on Sunday, making ten alterations and handing Josh Strauss his first start in a dark blue jersey.
Cotter said: “We said from the start that we’d need the whole group of 31 players for this campaign.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland-make-10-changes-ahead-of-usa-match-1-3898034

Bay City Rollers tickets sell out in under three minutes

A frantic scramble saw the Bay City Rollers’ reunion performance in Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on December 20 sell out almost immediately as fans snapped up 1,900 tickets.

So great was the demand that organisers organised a second performance the following night which also sold out, this time within half an hour.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/music/bay-city-rollers-tickets-sell-out-in-three-minutes-1-3898086#ixzz3mlgYDdb2

Red supermoon eclipse set for UK

The moon turning a deep rusty red represents the first time in 30 years that a lunar eclipse has taken place with the moon at its closest point to the earth.

Astronomers across the world have already set their alarm in anticipation for the event in the early hours Monday morning.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/red-supermoon-eclipse-set-to-shine-over-uk-1-3898418#ixzz3mlh72RB6

Criminal proceedings go ahead against Sepp Blatter

Swiss prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings against FIFA president Sepp Blatter, on a day of stunning developments at football’s world governing body.

An OAG statement read: “As for all defendants, the presumption of innocence applies for Mr. Joseph Blatter.”

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/latest/criminal-proceedings-opened-against-sepp-blatter-1-3898427#ixzz3mlhp7AHV

Drink driver jailed wearing “To the pub” t-shirt

A serial drink driver who was found more than six times the limit behind the wheel has been jailed for ten months - after he sat in the dock wearing a t-shirt bearing the slogan: “To the pub.”

A sheriff branded his actions “horrific” - and jailed him for 10 months.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/drink-driver-jailed-wearing-to-the-pub-t-shirt-1-3898280#ixzz3mliNt3XP

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