The Scots' Famous Brit
On Saturday, the Highland Park Scots lost the Class 4A Division II state title to the Lake Travis Cavaliers, 36-34. And ever since then, the Scots have been plastered all over the international press -- specifically, the English tabs, which have taken a keen interest in Scots receiver Michael Thatcher, which makes sense, as Michael is the grandson of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Here's the pick from the virtual newsstand: The Sun, The Telegraph, The Times (of London) and the Daily Mail.
At least two of them reference Maggie T.'s famous pronouncement concerning the birth of Michael in 1989. And all of them reference his father: Sir Mark Thatcher, famous for any number of controversies and scandals, the most infamous being his arrest on charges of financing a coup in Equatorial Guinea, to which he pleaded guilty. Today, Thatcher also gets profiled in The New York Sun -- by the author of the just-published Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage, no less. --Robert Wilonsky
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