ALLY MCCOIST angered colleagues this morning by admitting he would be rooting for Wales to defeat England in the World Cup.
Tonight in Qatar, the two UK teams will square off with both still having a chance to advance to the knockout rounds.
Wales would need to defeat England by four goals in order to advance and eliminate the rival home nation in the process.
If England avoids a four-goal defeat, they will advance.
However, there is a chance that both teams might advance if Wales triumphs and Iran draws with the United States.
When Laura Woods posed the question to McCoist, she was outlining the implications of tonight’s match.
She was shocked when Rangers hero McCoist sheepishly admitted he would prefer a Wales victory even though he hopes both countries advance.
When asked which candidate he would back in Qatar, McCoist responded, “I almost replied I don’t care, but it could seem dismissive.
I still want both teams to experience the Gospel truth, I tell you that.
“I’ll be favouring Wales more.
“Watch out for the daggers the production boys are aiming at me.”
The admission left Woods and the rest of the team in disbelief, and the host expressed disappointment in McCoist’s admission.
Woods said – “Naturally, I assumed that England would be the response.”
The broadcaster continued by reading out listener comments criticising McCoist for supporting Wales.
One person added: “Ally I have adored you this tournament but it is disgraceful,” and another said: “Hope McCoist is travelling back with Dean Saunders.”
With another comment mentioning his love for Scotland, the England cricket team, and now Wales at the World Cup, McCoist was also compared to Scooby Doo because of his “confusion” on where his allegiance lay.
However, McCoist said without seeming perturbed by the criticism: “I’m being struck.
I won’t change my position.”
England now leads Group B after defeating Iran 6-2 and drawing 0-0 with the United States.
Wales earned a point in their tournament debut against the USA, but in their second game they were defeated late by Iran.