Why football is a family affair for the Smiths

A  tartan treat:  Cameron Smith who is looking forwward to leading Scotland out at Hampden Park
A tartan treat: Cameron Smith who is looking forwward to leading Scotland out at Hampden Park

When it comes to talk about football, there is definitely no shortage of rivalry in the Smith household in Tattershall.

Mum Kaysee is English - and proud of it. She supports Newcastle United.

But husband Alistair is Scottish and supports Glasgow Rangers.

And it appears their son Cameron (10) also has his foot set firmly in the tartan camp.

Just to prove it, he will be one of the mascots for Scotland in their game against Northern Ireland at Hampden Park on March 25.

Cameron will be joined at the game by both his parents with Kaysee admitting she’s decided not to wear her England shirt.

She said: “There’s quite a bit of rivalry.

“Cameron and his dad are football mad - and Scotland in particular.

“I struggle to get a word in edgeways sometimes but I’m not going to miss out on Cameron’s big day for anything.

“It’s great for him. He’s really excited and we’re all looking forward to it.

“Walking out at Hampden for such a big game is something he’ll never forget.”

Football, it seems, runs in the family as Alistair is captain of Coningsby FC.