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.
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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