Groundskeeper Willie
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As several prominent figures from various sections of the society got involved in heated debates on Scottish Referendum ahead of 18 September, Groundskeeper Willie of "The Simpsons" was among those who supported the independence of Scotland.

However, his campaign for Scottish Independence went in vain as about 55% of Scots did not opt for independence. Among the residents of Scotland from 32 local government areas, 19,14,187 out of 34,54,107 voters said 'No' and decided to continue with the Union.

A humorous campaign video of Willie was uploaded on 12 September on Fox's official YouTube page. In the clip of not more than two minutes, he is shown explaining various aspects of Scottish Independence.

He began his speech by addressing the people of Scotland as "the freedom loving ears of the highland tradition and those who enjoy crawling like worms beneath British boots."

Though, he indicated that "an observation poll shows that we have split 50-50 on the matter", he refused to support either side. "I am hesitant to throw my support to either side - be it the right one, or obviously the wrong one," he said.

Yet, he continued explaining why Scotland should be independent and stressed on the oil reserves as well as whisky industry. He even suggested his name as the leader of independent Scotland.

"For a leader who can stand in the grand tradition of William Wallace and Andy Murray, would you consider the return of Scotland's prodigal son, Groundskeeper Willie?," he said adding, "Willie won't back down to world leaders, because I haven't a clue who they are - and I'm not willing to learn!"

Watch Willie's speech on Scottish independence below:

In November 2013, the Scottish Parliament passed "The Scottish Independence Referendum Bill". According to the bill, residents of Scotland, who are aged 16 or above, could file their opinion on whether Scotland should be an independent country or not?

On Thursday, the Scots gave their votes on the Referendum. As per the results, which came out on Friday, majority of Scots have decided to continue with the 300-year-old United Kingdom. 

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