Irn Bru put boot into Strachan by reposting hilarious 2010 “genetics” ad

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IRN Bru have put the boot in to Gordon Strachan by reposting a hilarious ad in which a Scots mum tells her baby “daddy’s from Brazil”.

The beleaguered Scotland boss controversially claimed after his team exited the World Cup that “genetically we have to work at things”.

He added: “I don’t know if we can get big women and men together and see what we can do.”

Strachan has been widely ridiculed for his remarks and Irn Bru added to his pain by reposting on their Facebook page an advert from 2010.

A Scots mother is seen singing a lullaby to her baby – named Pele – about him getting a Scotland cap because his dad’s Brazilian.

In a post on social media they wrote: “Scotland’s World Cup woes down to genetics, Gordon?

“Let’s make babies with Brazilians (like we said way back in 2010)”

The video starts: “Hush little Pele lay down to nap, we’re going to make you a Scotland cap.

“All Scottish heart and samba skill, cause mummy’s from Dundee and daddy’s from Brazil.”

The camera then cuts to a photo of the child’s father, seen wearing the instantly recognisable yellow and blue colours of Brazil.

Irn Bru reposted the hilarious video from 2010

She continues: “That’s the main reason I did the deed, to help my national team succeed.

“And when you bring the trophy home with you mummy’s going to shower you with Irn Bru.”

The clip has been viewed by more than 98,000 social media users and shared nearly 1,100, with many viewers disagreeing with Strachan’s comments.

Gordie Wallace wrote: “It’s genetics he says, we can’t compete because we were the second smallest squad behind Spain who had the smallest. Yes, he said Spain.”

Per Oszadlik said: “Rubbish Gordon, Scotland is behind small nations like Wales, Northern Ireland, Costa Rica, Iceland and Denmark in the FIFA ranking.”

Tony Dean commented: “The only way we’ll get intae the World Cup again is if we bloody host it!”

Irn Bru shared the seven year-old video after Scotland drew 2-2 against Slovenia in Ljubljana.

Had Scotland won the match they would have qualified for a playoff spot and a chance to travel to Russia for next year’s World Cup.

Following the heart-breaking game team manager Strachen blamed the loss on the genetics of Scottish footballers.

He said: “Genetically, we’re behind. The last campaign we were the second smallest, apart from Spain, so that means we had to pick a team tonight to try and combat the height and strength.

“Even at that we couldn’t combat their height and strength at set plays.

“Genetically, we have to work at things. Don’t know if we can get big women and men together, and see what we can do.

“It is a problem for us because we have to fight harder for every ball and jump higher. Nobody tell me their technique apart from one player is better than any of ours but physically we have a problem.”

 

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