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SCOTS ONLY; Fans pan Berti's plan.

Byline: By Michael Christie

Applies to pounds 10 text packs when using 12 texts per day for 30 days. Terms and conditions apply. See in-store for details.FOOTBALL fans have howled a resounding 'No' at plans to allow foreigners to play for Scotland.

Our exclusive phone poll showed that almost 95 per cent of Daily Record readers are against the scheme.

New FIFA rules mean that foreign stars could turn out for Scotland if they qualify for a passport here.

Rangers keeper Stefan Klos and Celtic winger Didier Agathe could be on manager Berti Vogts's hitlist.

Parkhead midfield star Alan Thompson could also come in if the SFA bring in the new policy, which would allow uncapped English players to swap countries as long as they have lived in Scotland for more than two years.

However, a poll on our website resulted in almost one-third of voters backing the proposal.

But more than 67 per cent agreed that only players of Scottish descent should play for the national side.

It is clear proof that Scotland fans think the team should be made up of true Scots.

As many of our website readers are ex-pats, it shows that many who have left these shores are more open minded about using non-Scots than those who remain here.

The issue has provoked a furious reaction from supporters and players alike.

Yesterday, we reported how Scotland defender Christian Dailly promised to lead a players' revolt if Vogts is allowed to fill his Scotland side with foreigners.
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