Tartan Army supporters are up in arms after killjoy Wembley bosses banned the wearing of piss-stained Timberland boots for Wednesday’s friendly international with England.
The two rivals are set to meet for the first time since 1999 and around 30,000 Scots are set to make the journey south to cheer on Gordon Strachan’s men.
But they are going to have to do so without their traditional choice of footwear.
Tartan Army chiefs are set to hold emergency talks with English Football Association representatives but it looks certain that there will be no splashed boots marching towards the capital this Wednesday.
A spokesman for the Scotland Supporters Club said: “This is ridiculous. We have thousands of members that own a pair of Timberlands with stains that go back decades. To be told that we cannot wear them to a game with our biggest rivals is a total disgrace.
“I have a left boot with a splash mark shaped like Italy, and ironically this was done whilst watching Scotland play in Rome before I collapsed in a heap over a car bonnet, all in a friendly manner of course.
“Now I’m told I can’t wear them and there are thousands in the same boat. Something must be done.”
English chiefs are adamant that London will be a Timberland boot free zone for the crunch clash.
A spokesman said: “Kilts are a ridiculous enough thing for a grown man to wear to a football match as it is without adding to it with stupid sand coloured boots with old urine stains on them.
“As for that song about deer, anyone caught participating will be jailed for a minimum of 5 years.”