RUGBY legend Martin Offiah has infuriated Scots after claiming the English might need to build their own wall.
In an apparent reference to President Trump’s plan to build a wall between the US and Mexico, Offiah suggested similar measures could be needed if Scotland becomes independent.
The 50-year-old, who was awarded with an MBE in 1997, played Rugby League for England in a career which spanned 14 years.
However, he has sparked an angry backlash from Scots after offering his political opinions during an appearance on Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’ yesterday morning.
Offiah discussed the attempts by Nicola Sturgeon to keep Scotland in the EU.
He said: “I think their whole involvement in this fiasco has really been pretty symbolic.
“And my call is that if things all go wrong in Scotland then obviously we might have to build our own wall.”
Wright then joked: “Or repair the one we’ve already got.”
After the short clip was posted online, angry Scottish internet users have been quick to provide their thoughts.
One wrote: “Unbelievable self opinionated uneducated balloons, that’s for starters.”
Another added: “These guys can bite my s***e.
One commented: “This makes you ill, can’t wait to wave cheerio.”
Whilst another added: “That’s been the problem ‘nobody is listening to Scotland’ they’ll miss us when we’re gone.”
Before making his controversial “wall” comment, Offiah stated: “Nicola Sturgeon is not very happy, she stepped up her rhetoric yesterday. But I think no-one is really listening to Scotland are they?
“Nicola Sturgeon has promised to give Holyrood a vote on Article 50, even though it will be purely symbolic.
“60% of Scottish voters wanted to remain but we’re still leaving and once we’re out, if they want to get independence, I’m lead to believe they’ll have to re-apply themselves.”
Offiah was one of the celebrities to appear in the inaugural series of Strictly Come Dancing, finishing in fourth place with his partner Erin Boag.
He has also worked as a pundit for Sky Sports and appeared on numerous celebrity specials of TV shows, including The Weakest Link and Pointless.