AN English sports broadcaster has been branded “painfully ignorant” after making baseless claims about Scotland’s football team on the Jeremy Vine Show.

Former Talksport host Mike Parry claimed none of Steve Clarke’s players are “good enough” to play in the English Premier League despite several members of the squad starring for some of the division’s top teams.

He was rebuked by Sky Sports presenter Eilidh Barbour, among others, after making the comments on Tuesday’s episode of Vine’s Channel 5 show.

Parry, reflecting on Scotland’s outstanding victory against Denmark on Monday, said: “With the greatest of respect, Scotland haven’t got any good footballers anymore.

“In my youth … Scottish presenter Storm Huntley interjected: “Tell that to the team that just beat Denmark.”

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Parry continued: “In my youth … Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Dennis Law … Ally McCoist. There were all these great Scottish players who came down to England and lit up football.”

Huntley replied: “Like [Arsenal star] Kieran Tierney.”

Parry, unmoved by the contradiction, said: “We don’t have any Scottish players in the Premier League because they’re not good enough to play in the Premier League.

“But Steve Clarke has made them good enough to produce a good international team. Good luck to him.”

In reality, Scotland’s squad is packed with Premier League stars. Eight of those who featured on Monday night play for England’s top clubs – Tierney (Arsenal), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Che Adams (Southampton), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea, on loan at Norwich), Liam Cooper (Leeds United) and Kenny McLean (Norwich).

Sky Sports presenter Barbour, who has fronted the coverage of Scotland’s historic World Cup qualifying campaign, led the backlash against Parry.

“Painfully ignorant and utterly incorrect factually,” she tweeted. “Have your opinion by all means, but at least base it on reality.

“Incredible, and quite embarrassing to be honest, for someone who considers themselves a credible sports broadcaster.”

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Twitter user Fraser McNab added: “What’s remarkable about this apart from being completely and utterly wrong is he actually think he’s paying Scotland some sort of compliment.”

Steph Brawn commented: “So was I just imagining it when Andy Robertson won the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool? And was I dreaming when Kieran Tierney lifted the FA Cup with Arsenal?

“So much wrong with this. Scotland just convincingly beat one of the best teams in the world.”