How potent colour is. Just a glance at these colours awakens such complex feelings. The soul of a country is represented in the colours of its flag.
White and red are the colours of the English flag and we Scots resent English triumphalism so much that we are rarely unhappy when we see it defeated. We love the blue and white of the Scottish flag and we are not sorry that Germany put an end to English dreams of another World Cup victory. English commentators get so puffed up by English victories that we cannot bear it and it doesn’t help that the Scottish team is so disastrously bad.