Soccer-mad Scottish band Mogwai have angered their English fanbase after slamming the country's soccer team, calling them "b**tards".

The DIAL: REVENGE rockers, who are upset the Scotland team was knocked out of EURO 2004 in the competition's qualifying rounds, made their controversial remarks while on tour in Croatia.

Multi-instrumentalist BARRY BURNS pleased the locals when he said he hopes England are beaten by Croatia when the two teams meet on 21 June (04) at the finals in Portugal.

Speaking to Croatian news website HTNET, Barry said, "I'd love Croatia to beat England. Please destroy those b**tards."

29/01/2004 14:01