Thousands sign petition for annual friendly between Germany and Scotland

Berlin native Max Kirchi has launched the petition in an effort to 'celebrate the German-Scottish friendship'.

Over 30,000 fans sign petition for annual friendly between Germany and Scotland Getty Images

Scotland’s recent Euros heartbreak has not put them off any future German encounters – as over 30,000 fans have signed a petition calling for an annual friendly match between Germany and Scotland.

The petition was created by Berlin native Max Kirchi to “celebrate the German-Scottish friendship” and is directed at The German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund).

Since its launch on Thursday, the petition has received over 31,000 signatures since being set up, with signatures coming from Scotland and Germany fans alike.

This is despite Scotland being on the receiving end of a 5-1 mauling by Germany in Munich last Friday in the Euro 2024 opener.

It is estimated as many as 200,000 fans made the trip to Germany as they travelled from Munich to Cologne to Stuttgart, backing the team with enthusiasm despite a disappointing showing on the pitch.

Explaining the decision to set up the petition, Max wrote: “When you take a look at the pictures and videos of the last few days in Germany, you’ll realise a bond is forming between the fans of Scotland and Germany.

“Be it at the fan festivals, the fan miles or simply in everyday life on the streets and in the pubs, citizens of both nations are becoming friends. Germans cheering for Scotland, Scots cheering for Germans.

“We suggest that the DFB and the Scottish FA organise an annual friendly match. Ideally, Germany and Scotland take turns hosting the event. It could be in Cologne next year, and in Glasgow the year after.

“This would improve relations between the two countries and their citizens, boost tourism, and most importantly, it would be a great experience for everyone involved. You won’t find a single pub owner in Germany who wouldn’t take the Scots back in a heartbeat.

“Why don’t we take this opportunity and start a wonderful friendship between two football-loving countries and their fans?

“If this sounds like a good idea to you, then sign this petition and help make this idea a reality!”

If you want to see Scotland take on Germany on a yearly basis you can sign the petition here.

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