Martin Compston reveals moment he delayed Line of Duty filming to watch Scotland penalty shoot-out 1 month ago

Martin Compston reveals moment he delayed Line of Duty filming to watch Scotland penalty shoot-out

Scotland. Catching bent coppers. In that order.

Line of Duty star Martin Compston has revealed the moment he delayed filming a scene so he didn't miss Scotland's historic penalty shoot-out win against Serbia to send them to Euro 2020.

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"With an ep 2 epaulettes spoiler out the way, I can reveal what happens when you're in the middle of raiding bent coppers but Scotland are in a penalty shoot out to end 20 years of heartache. Steve to Scots in point zero seconds..." he tweeted.

Oh, yeah, he's extremely Scottish, in spite of the south-eastern English accent he puts on for the show. In fact, he seems to still be in character as Steve Arnott when he asks the crew to allow him a minute to finish watching the football.

Listen to the way he shouts "two seconds."

Some buzzkills who don't understand sport might see this as unprofessional, but anyone who supports a football team, especially one as bad as Scotland, will understand that some things are more important than making sure everything runs on time at work.

The pure elation in Compston's reaction to Scotland saving the decisive penalty is majestic, and a feeling all football fans can empathise with.

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Let's just hope Steve Arnott isn't this distracted on his mission to catch bent coppers on the actual show.