Never one to hold back, Scottish-born Groundskeeper Willie of “The Simpsons” fame is coming out in favor of Scotland’s bid for independence ahead of Thursday’s vote. With polls for the proposed September 18th referendum showing Scots neck-and-neck on the issue, the animated character wants his fellow countrymen to avoid voting for, “the obviously wrong” decision.
If Scotland decides to break from the United Kingdom, Willie has a new head of state in mind — himself.
“Willie won’t back down to world leaders because I haven’t a clue who they are and I’m willing to learn!” he exclaims in the video above.
Groundskeeper Willie has been voiced by Dan Castellaneta since the character first appeared on the Fox series in 1991. Castellaneta also voices Homer Simpson and several other recurring figures from Springfield.
Last week, British Prime Minister David Cameron embarked on a last-minute trip to Scotland to try and convince citizens to reject their bid for independence. Cameron’s office, 10 Downing Street, also flew the Scottish flag in an effort to show that the UK supports Scotland.