Franz Ferdinand Star Rejects Birthland
Franz Ferdinand rocker NICK MCCARTHY has turned his back on his native England and vowed to support Germany if the two nations meet in the World Cup. The guitarist was born in England, but moved to Germany when he was two, before settling in Scotland five years ago (01). Despite his heritage, MCCarthy insists he feels no allegiance to England. He says, "I consider myself more German than English really. I get stick from all the lads in the band but I know how to defend myself. "If it comes to the two teams facing each other, I'll be supporting Germany definitely. "When you live in Scotland, you really go off England. In fact England's a bit of a s**hole."