Battlescars | BBC Sport

Client - BBC Sport Euro 2020 Coverage
Directed by - Jordan Laird
Produced by - Andy Maas, Michael Dart

BBC Sport tasked us with hyping the nation ahead of Scotland’s Euro 2020 opener against the Czech Republic. Battle Scars this was our chance to give a send-off to 23 years of suffering and look ahead to the summer with fire in our belly. A Viking burial to all that pain.

We couldn’t do that alone. We enlisted Scottish rock giants Biffy Clyro to perform their anthemic “This is the One” and, staying true to our Scottish football roots, we put the T in the Park headliners, in the social club of Linlithgow Rose Football Club. Marrying their epic sound with pipe drummers at Central Park, home of Cowdenbeath FC and the world stock car champion.

No send-off would be complete without the Tartan Army and we gathered the most battle-hardened foot soldiers to share their stories of pain and ultimate hope for the tournament to come.

It might not have been the one this time, but the next one is just around the corner.