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Groundskeeper Willie From The Simpsons Intervenes In Scottish Independence

13/09/2014 18:39 BST | Updated 13/09/2014 18:59 BST

Shrek has already said he hopes Scotland stays in the UK - now, another great cartoon Scot has intervened to have their say.

Groundskeeper Willie, the redheaded caretaker at the school attended by Bart and Lisa in long-running animated sitcom The Simpsons, is less reluctant to give his view than Mike Myers, the voice of the green ogre, was.

He notes how close the polls are and says: "I am hesitant to throw my support to either side - be it the right one, or the obviously wrong one."

Willie is a bit more pro-independence than Shrek, ripping off shirt to reveal the words 'Aye or Die' on his chest before claiming: "That's not a tattoo, that's a birth mark."

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Groundskeeper Willie does not sit on the fence

As well as calling for independence, Willie says he should lead the new country, decrying Alex Salmond as the "safe choice" while he is the better one.

"I’ve lived in America most of my life, so I’ve seen first hand how not to run a country," he says.

"For a leader who can stand in the proud tradition of William Wallace and Andy Murray, won't you consider the return of Scotland's prodigal son - Groundskeeper Willie?

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"Willie won't back down to world leaders, because I haven't a clue who they are and I'm not willing to learn.

The video was released ahead of 26th season of The Simpsons, which airs this month on Sky 1.

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