Mystery Scot who cheered Uruguay goal against England named

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A mystery Scot who caused a social media storm after celebrating Uruguay's winning goal against England has been named as Mark McConville from Glasgow.

The 41-year-old, who was dressed in the Scotland away top and a tartan hat and ginger wig, was seen on TV waving a Saltire and cheering with Uruguay fans.

Mr McConville has been doing charity work in Brazil, donating football strips to children.

He was criticised by some England fans after their team lost 2-1.

'Lookin' good'

Mr McConville is said to have also travelled to South Africa to support Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup.

His brother Damien McConville took to Facebook to share a picture of him.

"The Tartan Army Fan partying with the Uruguayans is Mark McConville who brought lots of fitba strips for weans in the Amazon region," he said.

Another friend, Billy Mclaughlin said: "Mark McConville I just seen you on TV."

Carol Anne Barr said: "Lookin good cousin Mark!"

Some England fans were not amused by the sight of a Scot celebrating their team's defeat and posted their thoughts on social media.

England's 2-1 defeat means Roy Hodgson's men have lost their opening two games and have only a slim chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the World Cup.

Why do some Scots cheer against England?
Jon Kelly - illustration

"The flags are missing from the cars. British newspapers aren't heralding imminent victory. In pubs from Penrith to Plymouth there's a distinct lack of gaiety, optimism and hope.

"I for one couldn't be happier.

"As a Scotsman resident in London, I've come to dread the wildly delusional over-confidence that grips my adopted homeland every time an international football tournament is staged...

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