A UKRAINIAN soldier surprised thousands of Scots on Twitter on Saturday after a video posted on the site showed him apparently acting out a scene from a famous Scottish sketch comedy.
Scottish journalist Jen Stout, who is in Ukraine, shared the video from a bunker in Kharkiv.
In the clip, a man in an army uniform with Ukraine flags on it is seen reenacting what appears to be a scene from the BBC sketch comedy Burnistoun.
In it, the man is heard saying “11” several times as the other men in the room join him.
The men laugh as one of them quotes the BBC programme, saying “we are from Scotland”.
‘You’re from Scotland? Ah, like – “ELEVEN”!!’
Wasn’t expecting this in a bunker in Kharkiv tbh, completely made my day pic.twitter.com/npHPqEigY0
— Jen Stout (@jm_stout) May 14, 2022
Tweeting the video, Stout says: “‘You’re from Scotland? Ah, like – ‘ELEVEN’!!’
“Wasn’t expecting this in a bunker in Kharkiv tbh, completely made my day”
Burnistoun co-creator and writer Robert Florence shared the clip, saying: “Ukraine knows its comedy”.
The clip, which shows creators Florence and Iain Connell trying to communicate to a lift with voice-recognition technology, went viral in 2015.
It now has more than one million views on YouTube.
— BBC The Social (@bbcthesocial) August 24, 2020
The sketch took aim at voice recognition software which was known to have a few issues understanding many Scottish accents and dialects.