A video is doing the rounds on social media showing German football fans singing the tune of ‘The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond’.
Taken before a match featuring FC Köln, the fans can be heard loudly singing along to ‘Mer stonn zo dir FC Kölle’, which is the club’s anthem and borrows the tune from the traditional Scottish song.
The lyrics to the chorus, translated from German, are: “We pledge to you here our loyalty and honour, we stand by you FC Köln, and we walk with you through fire if it must be, remaining always by your side.”
‘The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond’ has been recorded by multiple artists, though fans will likely be familiar with the version by Scottish Celtic band Runrig. It is a favourite of the Tartan Army.