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Scottish Cities Fight Over Simpsons Character

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Scottish Cities Fight Over Simpsons Character

Groundskeeper Willie, who’s been cleaning up after students at Springfield Elementary on Fox’s The Simpsons for 20 years, is caught in the middle of a real-life spat in his native Scotland.

Officials in Glasgow and Aberdeen are both claiming to be the hometown of the character.

Glasgow officials cite a 1997 episode in which Willie describes himself as ‘the ugliest man in Glasgow,’ while Aberdeen officials cite a 2003 episode in which Willie cheers on the Aberdeen soccer team.

Dave McDermid, spokesman for the Aberdeen sports team, told The Sun newspaper in Britain ‘We are in no doubt that Willie is a proud Aberdonian.”

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