No you can’t. Don’t even try. Trust me. You really don’t want to remember this one. You don’t want reminding either but here we are.
Scotland. 1982 World Cup.
“Aye.” You say. “BA Robertson, John Gordon Sinclair and all that. It was nae that bad. Pretty funny actually.”
In total agreement. But there was this light entertainment double act which will sully the memory that you will have about football and music and Scotland at the World Cup in 1982.
Yes it was a bit creepy, that bloke with a schoolboy.
Yes we all knew it was a girl. The same way everybody knew Boy George was a girl, but still…
If that memory doesn’t scar you then this next bit will:
Your eyes do not deceive. What you are seeing there according to this eil.com page is the “Official 1982 UK 7″ for the Scottish World Cup team”. There is the addition of the official 1982 Scotland World Cup Mascot called Sandy on the cover to back this up. Plus the SFA copyright below his boot.
Still not a dream.. nightmare more like. It happened. It really happened.
Tried to search for any more info on this offence to… well basically everything… but couldn’t find anything. Searched for information about Sandy, the badly drawn mascot, but again results came up as nought. There was obviously a scorched earth campaign by the Scottish FA to wipe all records, to remove any evidence that it ever existed.
But somehow it survived… like Jason in those Halloween movies, it just will not die.
Steel yourself then before you click the play button below:» The Krankies – We’re Going To Spain
Also uploaded to YouTube in case you want to share the pain with your friends: