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Scots fans 'hijack ' Wembley poll
Jim Baxter
Jim Baxter's exploits have become part of soccer history
A former sports minister at Westminster has accused Scottish football fans of trying to hijack the naming of a footbridge at the new Wembley stadium.

Tony Banks has put down a motion in the Commons insisting that it must be called the Bobby Moore bridge.

The Tartan Army have voted online for it to be named after the late great Jim Baxter. Scottish nationalist MPs tabled a motion last week endorsing the call.

The Baxter vote currently leads the online poll, which closes on 15 March.

Baxter was the hero of the "home international" at Wembley when Scotland beat England 3-2 in 1967.

The victory over England came a year after the home side's World Cup win.

Slim Jim thrilled fans with a display of "keep-uppie" during the Wembley game.




SEE ALSO:
MP backs Wembley 'Baxter bridge'
24 Feb 05 |  Scotland
Statue to football legend unveiled
20 Apr 03 |  Scotland
Final farewells to legend Baxter
20 Apr 01 |  Scotland
Baxter: a God-given genius
15 Apr 01 |  Scotland
Baxter: simply sensational
18 Apr 01 |  Scotland


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