A reporter for German TV network Welt after seeing some Scottish full frontal nudity. A reporter for German TV network Welt after seeing some Scottish full frontal nudity. (SPFL News Now on X/Twitter.)

There have been quite a number of incidents of fan interviews leading to on-camera nudity. The latest took place ahead of the Euro 2024 opening match between Scotland and Germany Friday. There, a TV interview on German broadcast network Welt with a group of male Scottish fans went off the rails when one fan lifted another’s kilt (around the 0:27 mark below), exposing that there was indeed nothing underneath. (Viewer discretion advised.)

As discussed above, this is far from the first time that we’ve seen nudity on sports broadcasts. And fan on the street interviews are often a source of that. But the nudity in question here did not help the Scottish team, who fell 5-1 to the German hosts Friday.

This is just one of many things around fans and Euro 2024. In particular, the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen will only serve 2.5 percent alcohol by volume beers during England’s first game against Serbia, around half the alcohol content of the beers usually sold there. The German police have also encouraged English fans to get high rather than drunk:

“If we see a group of people drinking alcohol and looking a bit aggressive, and another group smoking cannabis, of course we’ll look at the group drinking alcohol. Drinking alcohol can make someone more aggressive, and smoking cannabis puts people in a chill mood. We want to prevent violence and keep people safe.”

There’s no word on what level of alcohol was involved for these Scottish fans. But this did lead to a good pun on the German “Die Mannschaft” name for their national team. Unfortunately, it did not lead to much of a result for Scotland. So this fan may have had his anatomy exposed on German TV for naught.

[SPFL News Now on X/Twitter]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.