26 July 2010

Overheard at the Scottish Parliament

Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con): Will the minister join me in commemorating the 25th anniversary this year of the European cup quarter-final between Dundee United and Barcelona, in which, in a brilliant second leg in Barcelona, despite losing 1-0 at half time, following brilliant goals from Ian Redford and Paul Sturrock, Dundee United emerged to win the game and was applauded off the field by the Barcelona supporters? Will the minister acknowledge that, having had that experience, the Catalunyans are probably feart?

The Deputy Presiding Officer: That may have been funny, but it was complete misuse of a question.

Fiona Hyslop: I think that Glasgow would welcome any Barcelona fans, as I am sure it has done in the past. The only time that I saw Dundee United play was during Celtic's centenary year, when I think Celtic beat them in the Scottish cup final.