Harry Maguire aims dig at Scotland after Hampden crowd taunts during England win

Harry Maguire has taken a cheeky dig at Scotland after being subjected to sarcastic cheers during England’s 3-1 win at Hampden on Tuesday night.

The Manchester United centre-half played the second half after being brought off the bench at half-time with England leading 2-0 thanks for first-half goals from Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham.

Maguire was subjected to loud taunts from the Tartan Army every time he touched the ball and completed a pass, and that only intensified after the 30-year-old turned an Andy Robertson cross past goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for an own goal to ignite hopes of a Scotland comeback.

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However, England and Maguire had the last laugh as a late strike from Harry Kane sealed the win for Gareth Southgate’s side in a fixture billed as an 150th Anniversary Heritage match marking the first-ever international between the sides in 1872.

England’s Harry Maguire scores an own goal in the win over Scotland at Hampden Park.England’s Harry Maguire scores an own goal in the win over Scotland at Hampden Park.
England’s Harry Maguire scores an own goal in the win over Scotland at Hampden Park.

Maguire then took to Instagram after full-time to express his satisfaction with the victory, but also referenced the chant sung by the England supporters, which goes: “Scotland get battered, everywhere they go.”

He posted: “Enjoyable camp with the lads – always a pleasure representing my country. Everywhere they goooo.”

While Southgate understood the Scotland supporters’ actions, the England boss hit out at the general treatment of Maguire, who has become a figure of parody in England despite the away fans trying to offer support to him during the match.

“From a Scotland fans’ point of view I get it and have absolutely no complaints about anything they did,” said Southgate. “But the treatment Harry gets is a consequences of the ridiculous treatment he’s had for a long time now. It’s a joke – I’ve never known a player treated the way he is by our own pundits and commentators.

“I feel very strongly about it. He’s been a key part of the most successful England team for decades. He’s been a stalwart, he’s been crucial and the balls he shows the balls he shows every time he goes out there are absolutely incredible.

“He’s a top player and we’re all with him. Harry was good after the game. We’ve had a good win, he’s played a good part in it, he’s fronted up to the media as he always does. Everything about him is enormous credit to his character.”



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