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John Prescott Says England And Scotland Should Have One Football Team

"Perhaps we could at last beat the Germans."

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Former deputy prime minister John Prescott's latest idea to convince Scottish voters to remain in the UK is a united England-Scotland football team, he joked during a pro-Union rally in Glasglow.

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The idea sparked quite a bit of conversation on Twitter, which mostly consisted of people mocking the idea.

John Prescott: saving the union one football team at a time

Jane Hamilton@janehamilton22

John Prescott: saving the union one football team at a time

11:27 AM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And the instant reaction from voters was to criticise the idea of Scotland no longer having its own team for supporters to get behind.

John Prescott implies Ed Miliband should abolish Scotland's football team? Not convinced that's a vote-winner. #VoteYES #indyref

Tom Delargy@derekrootboy

John Prescott implies Ed Miliband should abolish Scotland's football team? Not convinced that's a vote-winner. #VoteYES #indyref

11:39 AM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Prescott also took an opportunity to criticise the Conservatives, saying: "They've ripped our families apart for decades. They are the values of the Tory party..."

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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