that you're irredeemably Scottish when a news item like this, from The BBC, needs no further explanation.
"Compensation for sheep costume man set on fire.
A football fan who set fire to a rival supporter who was dressed as a sheep is to pay his victim £25000 in compensation."
Which reminds me of an old JT feature, back in November 2006, recording the Celtic fan arrested for breach of the peace, on the pitch at Ibrox as Rangers played Maccabi Haifa. To protest Palestinian oppression, the fan carried a PLO flag AND wore a T-shirt complete with a picture of The Pope.
One to keep non-Scottish semioticians in Phd theses for years...
Inside: This just in. Following his selection of 40 year old David Weir in the squad to play Lithuania, Scotland boss Craig Levein will this week confirm that he will act as patron of a new charity- Pick The Aged.