SCOTTISH FA chief executive Ian Maxwell has written to Scottish Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville asking her to support a nationwide appeal to schools to let children watch Scotland’s opening Euro 2020 match on television.

Scotland will take on the Czech Republic at Hampden in their first Group D match at 2pm on Monday – when kids the length and breadth of the country will be in classrooms.

However, the SFA has implored schools to “put Scotland on the curriculum” by allowing youngsters to cheer on Steve Clarke’s team in their first appearance at a major tournament finals since France ‘98 23 years ago.

Maxwell’s letter reads: “We want to use this as an opportunity to inspire the nation through the ‘Power of Football’.

“We know the last year has been challenging for everyone, in particular children, and we hope that with the first game of the tournament on June 14 against the Czech Republic, we can help inspire a nation and hopefully give everyone something to cheer about!

“We would love if you could support our idea to ‘Put Scotland on the Curriculum’.”