They both (proudly) fly their national flags though. The complication is, though, that the 4 constituants are represented individually in certain sport, and it causes an uneasy side of things, and is the cause for alot of people forgetting whats actually important in the grand scheme of things. Just an observation of course, but i don't agree with a union flag being waved around by someone who hopes England get beat.
I've long questioned people with a dislike, anglophobe or desire to watch a country represented by the Union Flag. How people can wave the flag and hope England get pumped just puzzles me, i never have nor ever will get it. If its rivalry, wouldn't it just be a saltire? albeit i know people wave them and have no problem with that or a nat rangers fan, of course.