The National:

NOEL Gallagher will be hoping Scottish fans don’t look back in anger next time he travels north for a gig.

The former Oasis star, famed for his uncanny sense of self-awareness, will definitely maybe come to regret saying Scotland "is like a third world country".

Endearing himself to Scottish fans further, the comments were made during an attack on Scots singer Lewis Capaldi.

Gallagher may even have some explaining to do to his wife Sara MacDonald, who is from Edinburgh.

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The Manchester-raised singer’s spat with Capaldi broke out after he said he did not know who the Scot was in an interview on Radio X.

Capaldi, in typically self-deprecating fashion, responded to the interview by playing the clip before appearing on stage at Glastonbury.

Gallagher, speaking to Variety, subsequently said: "F****** Chewbacca should enjoy his 15 minutes.

"The greatest day of his life that I slagged him off or called him an idiot.

"Well, I know you're Scottish and all that but f****** hell. It is like a third world country but for f***'s sake, man, you must have had a better day than this. Surely."

Capaldi responded on Twitter by editing his face on to an image of Chewbacca and changing his name on the site to Chewis Capaldi.

As you may expect, Gallagher’s remarks have not gone down well with Scots on social media.

Comedian Rab Florence declared victory for Scotland in the “patter war” with England.

Several stood up for Scotland.

Others were more to the point ...