Liechtenstein and Spain: Message from Derek Kirkwood, SFA

Just a personal thank you from me for all the help with the matches in Liechtenstein and Spain which both went incredibly well. The Police and British Embassies in both countries were nervous about the ‘Tartan Invasion’ and it took a lot of work and convincing them that it would be fine which we both knew it would be.

I was very proud of the response the guys gave to the request about the national anthem issue and also their behaviour in Spain which was simply superb. I have had many platitudes from the authorities including the UEFA Delegates regarding the fans behaviour and believe me when I say they have enhanced an already great reputation, well done to everyone.

Can I ask that you pass on my thanks to your members and let them know of the further respect they have so rightly earned from the authorities.

Thanks to everyone involved.

Brazil v Scotland – Letters from ATAC to SFA

Following the Brazil v Scotland friendly on 27 March, the Association of Tartan Army Clubs has written to the SFA on two separate matters.

The first letter concerns the false allegations of racism made by Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior towards Scotland fans after the match. The second is to express gratitude to the Metropolitan Police and Arsenal stewards for their courteous and professional attitude in and around the stadium.

The letters can be downloaded below.

Complaint – Unfounded allegation of racism (doc)

Metropolitan Police & The Stewards(doc)