Scottish independence and sports

Sep 17, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
Andy Murray of Great Britain returns a shot to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
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What does the Scottish independence vote mean for the world of sports? The Telegraph says:
 
In the event of a ‘Yes’ vote, Scottish sportsmen and women will be given the choice of competing under the flag of the newly-independent nation or continuing to represent the United Kingdom.
 
The BBC reports
 
Anybody who has witnessed an England-Scotland football or rugby union match will know how sport has provided an outlet for Scottish national identity for decades, just as Andy Murray helps demonstrate how much a small but resourceful nation can achieve in the world. But those are examples of sporting particularism that Thursday's vote will not affect. Scottish football is already proudly independent, as is rugby.
 
The Telegraph adds: 
 
In the event of independence, the Scottish National Party has vowed to fight for a share of the £350 million UK Sport is investing in athletes in the build-up to Rio. But as 40 per cent of that comes from the Exchequer and 60 per cent from the National Lottery, it is not yet certain an independent Scotland would be able to call upon it.