Civic officials at two Scottish cities are fighting over The Simpsons'
character Groundskeeper Willie
- both claiming the fictional janitor hails from their home.
Glasgow has a picture of Willie - voiced by American Dan Castellaneta
- in its online hall of fame, citing a 1997 episode of the animated comedy, in which the character describes himself as "the ugliest man in Glasgow."
However, he is also shown rooting for Aberdeen's soccer team in a dream in a 2003 episode, prompting sporting chiefs in the Highlands city to claim him too.
Soccer club spokesman Dave McDermid tells Britain's The Sun
, "As much as it may disappoint people in Glasgow, we are in no doubt that Willie is a proud Aberdonian."
Back in 2005 a newspaper poll found the character was the most recognized Scot in the world, ahead of former James Bond Sean Connery
and Ewan McGregor
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