A SCOTLAND footie fan was left starstruck when he ran into the Tartan Military’s Oslo hero Kenny McLean – outdoors a KFC at a Gretna service station.
Alex McPherson was travelling again down south to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire together with his dad Craig on Wednesday when the pair determined to cease for a espresso.
The 27-year-old was certain he recognised the person standing in a queue close by and after bumping into him once more outdoors, realised it was certainly Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean.
McLean scored the winner in Oslo, Norway to take Scotland romping clear of their Euro qualifying group on Saturday earlier than starring within the victory over Georgia at Hampden on Tuesday.
McLean exchanged pleasantries with the duo earlier than posing for an image to spherical off an incredible weekend for the daddy and son.
Within the picture, McLean stands in the course of the McPherson clan as all three males smile in the direction of the digicam – with Alex and Craig nonetheless of their Scotland tops.
A KFC store may be seen within the background of the image at Caledonia Park, Gretna which is well-known for its a number of purchasing retailers.
The duo have been a part of the gang at Hampden who endured an nearly 100 minute delay ready for the rain to subside earlier than Scotland bested Georgia 2-0 on Tuesday (JUN 20).
Alex shared his picture on-line earlier this week, writing: “[I] can’t consider who we simply ran into at Gretna companies, don’t fear with (sic) thanked on behalf of the entire Tartan Military.”
His submit acquired over 1,000 likes with dozens of individuals speeding to touch upon the fortunate assembly with the Scotland ace.
One wrote: “Good place to marry him.”
One other joked: “Proper outdoors Kenny’s Fan Membership as properly.”
A 3rd replied: “I liked the large cheer for him final night time.”
Talking right this moment, Alex stated: “Dad and I have been driving again residence the day after the sport and we determined to cease at Gretna as we hadn’t stopped for a espresso and it’s fairly a protracted drive.
“We have been simply wandering about once I noticed him in a queue and I turned to my dad and stated ‘Oh my god that’s Kenny McLean’.
“We have been form of doubting ourselves and we have been questioning if it was after which it wasn’t till we walked out of a store and noticed him, he smiled at us and stated ‘Alright lads’.
“We went over to him and had a short chat then shook his hand and received a photograph. It was all a little bit of a surreal expertise.
“I used to be simply starstruck actually, I used to be by no means anticipating it, couldn’t actually consider that it was truly him.
“He’s such a stunning bloke and took time to speak and get a photograph though he was together with his household.”