By George

By George

Notice anything strange about this crowd image from the 1966 World Cup Final between England and West Germany? There is not a St George's Cross in sight and instead the Union flag is supporting England.

The St George's flag was once so disliked by some, it was considered racist. However, during the Euro '96 competition football fans decided to reclaim the St George's flag. Why then in particular? Some people say it was a reaction to Scotland competing in the competition but also it was the time when a Scottish devolution referendum was brewing.

Film: 1966 World Cup Final A.K.A. World Cup - Mighty England - Technicolor