First Minister John Swinney thanks fans as Scotland see 'heartbreaking' end to Euros

First Minister John Swinney with Scotland fans at Marienplatz square, Munich
-Credit: (Image: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)


First Minister John Swinney thanked the Tartan Army moments after the final whistle as Scotland were knocked out of the Euros 2024.

Hungary's goal in the last minute of injury time from substitue Kevin Csoboth knocked Scotland of the tournament and broke the hearts of Scots in Germany and those watching at home.

Swinney posted on X about the 'heartbreaking' way Scotland lost the game and thanked the players and fans.

He said: "Heartbreaking end to the Euros for Scotland. Thanks to the Scotland our fans who gave it their all."

The First Minister travelled over to Munich for Scotland's opening fixture against Germany but had to return home to campaign for the general election.

He was pictured at the Olympapark fan zone in a full kilt and greeted fans and posed for pictures.

Swinney also met German officials including the Mayor of Munich and national team legend Philip Lamb.

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