My recent post exploring what the medal table at the Olympic Games would have looked like if Scotland was an independent country had a number of people leaving comments saying I am bigoted. Yet all across the web there have been posts breaking down the amount of Gold medals won by Team GB according to the nationality, county of birth and even town of birth.
The Daily Telegraph reports that 'Aberdeenshire in Scotland has more gold medals than Australia'. Whilst the BBC is reporting that Yorkshire would also have more medals than the Aussies. Scottish musician David Berry also made the point of where Scotland would be if they were independent in a tweet. Searching the web further and you see this post on Facebook also looks at the medal table if Scotland was independent.
Is it really that wrong that I explore the tables from an British point of view without Scotland?
I find it outrageous that I am labelled a bigot for exploring the subject. Is it because I am an Englishman? If I was Scottish would I have been labelled differently? Or is it that some sour faced Scots like the idea of independence for Scotland, providing the rest of the UK fails?
Whatever the reasons for these comments (remember in the post I did not say that Scotland should leave the United Kingdom), are these same people calling the BBC, Telegraph and David Berry bigots?