Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

Uri Geller wants YOU to become a citizen of Lamb Island (Picture: @theurigeller/REX)

Taking pride in our homelands can come in many different forms – through shared history, culture and other shared interests close to our hearts.

But for many, it’s sport that brings out the fiercest patriotism.

This week, world renowned illusionist Uri Geller declared his Scottish island a micronation.

Lamb Island is situated off the east coast in the Firth of Forth and was bought by the spoon-bending celebrity in 2009.

It now has a flag, national anthem and even an official constitution.

Terms citizens need to abide by include a ‘special friendship towards peaceful extra-terrestrials, who may land upon or pass over the territory unhindered, or use it to communicate with humankind.’

Uri has exciting goals in mind for the future of his micronation.

The 75-year-old told Metro.co.uk: ‘I would love for a football team for Lamb Island, that would be brilliant.

Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

The psychic is world famous for his trademark mental spoon-bending feat (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

He first was attracted to Lamb Island due to the area’s vast history (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

‘I would manage it myself.

‘The wind is very strong on my island so we wouldn’t be able to play there, it’s hard to access. We could play somewhere in Edinburgh instead.’

Uri previously was joint-chairman of Exeter City, where he brought a ‘positive aura’ and morale boost to the-then cash strapped club.

Lamb Island’s unofficial culture secretary, Portuguese magician Luis de Matos, has also been involved with Uri’s future plans for a Scottish team.

He may be able to facilitate a connection between the illusionist and José Mourinho, to ensure the new club has the best advice on the market.

Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

José Mourinho could bring a magic touch to Lamb Island’s team (Picture: Reuters)

Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

Thousands, including the likes of Stephen Fry, have joined the micronation (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

Uri’s latest interjection into Scottish football comes decades after his controversial part in 1996’s Euro match between Scotland and England.

Back then, he had donned a white top in favour of the Auld Enemy.

The illusionist said he moved the ball from Scotland player Gary McAllister’s foot, causing him to miss a crucial penalty during the game.

Uri would later tell Lorraine Kelly of the ‘thousands’ of hate letters he received following the final scoreline.

‘I didn’t know what to do,’ he had said.

‘So I went down to Scotland and I bought a Scottish island, so I’m also the owner of around 250,000 seagull and puffins.’

Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

Gary McAllister missed a penalty in the 77th minute of the crucial match (Picture: Rex)

Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

Uri was recently spotted sporting a Scotland football top in a video message (Picture: @theurigeller)

In a bid to make his new allegiance as clear as possible, Uri wore a Scotland top in his most recent video message.

Speaking directly to Vladimir Putin, he vowed to use ‘every last molecule of my Mind Power’ to prevent the Kremlin leader from launching a nuclear attack.

Uri had sought to protect his home away from home with the warning – and highlighted the fact Scotland could face risk due to its naval bases.

On the topic of politics, Metro.co.uk questioned Uri on his thoughts on whether a second independence referendum could impact the future of Lamb Island.

‘That’s a good question,’ he mused.

‘I haven’t thought about that. It could empower my island even more, you never know.’

Moving forward, Uri hopes to recruit thousands more to become citizens of Lamb Island.

Stars such as Stephen Fry and singer Peter Andre have already joined the ranks of the micronation.

Lamb Island’s Constitution

  • The island is friendly to all countries, peoples and micronations around the world.
  • The island declares special friendship towards Scotland.
  • The island declares special friendship towards witches, of whom many suspects were subjected to cruel trials for alleged practices in North Berwick in the 16th Century and murdered, and offers eternal sanctuary for the victims’ troubled souls.
  • The island declares special friendship towards peaceful extraterrestrials, who may land upon or pass over the territory unhindered, or use it to communicate with humankind.
  • The official flag of the island is Uri Geller’s “LIFE” logo, symbolising nature, mysticism and the powers of the universe.
  • The official language of the island is all the languages of the world and beyond.
  • The official anthem of the island is My Island, composed in 1909 and specially adapted to become the signature song of Lamb.
  • The island’s laws are the laws and bylaws applied to it by the neighbouring country of Scotland and council of East Lothian before and after the date of the declaration.
  • Citizenship is a symbolic status which does not allow for any territorial claims or unauthorised activity on Lamb Island.

They could be among those singing Lamb Island’s new anthem ‘My Island’ at potential football games.

Composed by hand over a century ago, the song has been given a modern touch by The Lamb Island Collective, a group of producers, musicians and lyricists.

Uri recorded the a version of the anthem in a recording studio near his home in Israel.

‘A rocket strike happened as we were recording,’ he revealed.

‘I stopped and you can hear that in our first version, the boom in the distance.

‘Everything is in place now. You need an anthem, a flag and a constitution to be a micronation and we have all that now, it’s fantastic.

Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

The original song was composed more than 100 years ago (Picture: The Lamb Island Collective)

Uri Geller has a newly-declared micronation and he wants to form a football team

Uri hopes to return to Scotland soon to visit Lamb Island (Picture: Mikko Stig/REX/Shutterstock)

‘Lamb Island has gone global!’

It costs $1 to become a citizen of the micronation with all money raised going to Save A Child’s Heart.

The charity works to treat children with heart conditions across the world, no matter where they come from.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Gamescom Asia 2022 In Singapore Will Have 80 Different Speakers

Gamescom Says They Wish To Bring The World To Singapore Through Games Read more »

Drug poisoning alert issued after weekend spike in ER visits in Peterborough: health unit

Peterborough Public Health a drug poisoning alert on Monday following another spike in drug-related emergency department visits over the weekend. According to the regional health unit, on Saturday there were five ... Read more »

Report: Mexico continued to use spyware against activists

Report: Mexico continued to use spyware against activists The Mexican government or army has alledgedly continued to use spyware designed to hack into the cellphones of activists, despite a pledge ... Read more »

Mitko, Russian Arctic expert, dies at 81 under house arrest

Mitko, Russian Arctic expert, dies at 81 under house arrest Valery Mitko, a renowned Russian polar scientist has died while being under house arrest on charges of treason In this ... Read more »

Web browser app mode can be abused to make desktop phishing pages

A new phishing technique using Chrome’s Application Mode feature allows threat actors to display local login forms that appear as desktop applications, making it easier to steal credentials. The Application ... Read more »

Explosive Israeli Doc ‘Tantura’ To Open New York’s Other Israel Film Festival

EXCLUSIVE: Alon Schwarz’s hard-hitting documentary Tantura, revisiting the conflicting accounts around an alleged massacre of the residents of a Palestinian village by Israeli fighters in 1948, will open the 16th ... Read more »

Giants Vs. Packers Week 5 Start Time, How to Watch Live From London

Giants-Packers will be the second of five NFL games played outside the U.S. this season Read more »

Insider Q&A: Privacy advocate sees growing public alarm

Insider Q&A: Privacy advocate sees growing public alarm Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, has advocated in Washington for privacy protection over the last 25 years, ... Read more »

Whoopi Goldberg slams critic who falsely claimed she wore fat suit in Emmett Till movie: ‘That was me’

“You should know that was not a fat suit,” Whoopi Goldberg explained. The View/ABC Whoopi Goldberg slammed a critic Monday who falsely stated she donned a “distracting fat suit” in ... Read more »

Robinhood closing 5 additional offices in restructuring

The move follows 2 rounds of layoffs at the financial services company Read more »

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ introduces franchise’s new hero: But who is she?

The “Black Panther” franchise has revealed only about thing for sure about its new titular hero. She’s a woman. Dropping Monday to much fanfare, Shuri, T’Challa’s brilliant younger sister played ... Read more »

New image surfaces of Debbie Collier’s van before death

A chilling new image has emerged in the investigation into the “personal and targeted” death of Debbie Collier showing the Georgia mom’s rented mini-van traveling toward a store where she ... Read more »

Whatever Happened To Jonathan Bennett After Playing Aaron Samuels In Mean Girls?

DFree/Shutterstock “Mean Girls” is arguably one of the best comedy movies of all time (just ask Esquire or Parade), and it introduced newcomers who are now household names in Hollywood. ... Read more »

The Walk-In review: Stephen Graham drama is a simple character study - but at least avoids true crime mistakes

On one level, is about a plot to kill an MP. It begins in 2015, with the attack on dentist Dr Sarandev Bhambra in Wales, before continuing to the assassination ... Read more »

How Storage Wars' Dan Dotson Changed After His Double Aneurysm

David Livingston/Getty Images “Storage Wars” had one heck of a run on A&E. The reality series ran for 12 seasons on the network and was so popular that A&E once ... Read more »

Anders Holm Joins Apple’s Live-Action Godzilla & The Titans Series

Getty Images Anders Holm has signed on for a major recurring role in Apple TV+s upcoming live-action Godzilla and the Titans series based on Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise, from Legendary Television, Deadline has confirmed. Following the ... Read more »

King Charles and Prince William will not attend Cop27 summit in Egypt after Liz Truss gave advice

and his son will not attend the climate summit after reportedly being advised to stay away by . The monarch, who is a climate change advocate, was expected to make ... Read more »

Japan Cup could be on horizon for Torquator Tasso

After a courageous performance at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Torquator Tasso could call time on his race career at the Japan Cup if the ground is to his liking. Read more »

Stocks Making the Biggest Moves Midday: Peloton, Tesla, Viasat, Wells Fargo, Box and More

Check out the companies making the biggest moves midday Monday: Credit Suisse — Shares of Credit Suisse rose 1.7%, reversing an earlier slump that sent the stock to a record ... Read more »

Dad thought he was a hero for trapping ‘creature’ — until he found out what it was

A TikTok video has gone viral spreading laughs after a father had hunted down and “trapped” a creature lurking in her bathroom. SWNS This guy just found himself an itsy ... Read more »

BROADWAY REVIEW: In breathtaking ‘Leopoldstadt,’ an aging Tom Stoppard unlocks his own survivor’s guilt

The incomparable Tom Stoppard has, over a half century of writing for the British and American theater, explored sex, mathematics, aesthetics and the wackiness of life on the margins. But ... Read more »

Colman Domingo’s Edith Productions Board Chuck Schultz’s Documentary ‘When My Sleeping Dragon Woke’ As Executive Producer

Getty Images EXCLUSIVE: Colman and Raúl Domingo have signed on as executive producers, under their Edith productions banner, on Chuck Schultz’s When My Sleeping Dragon Woke. The documentary film, featuring veteran ... Read more »

NFL Week 4 Winners, Losers: Bathroom Breaks, Backyard Football and British Blunders

From DK Metcalf's interesting trip to the locker room to Cooper Rush's winning formula, here's a look at the winners and losers of Week 4 in the NFL Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria Ekanoye discusses breast cancer battle in support of new health campaign - revealing that she found a second lump while filming Death in Paradise

Former Coronation Street actress Victoria Ekanoye has discusssed her breast cancer battle in support of Lorraine’s latest campaign – revealing that she found a second lump while filming for Death ... Read more »

'It was horrible!': Nicole Richie reveals her pet bearded dragon Speedy passed away unexpectedly as she appears on Drew Barrymore's show

Nicole Richie has lost a member of the family. On Monday the reality TV siren shared that her pet bearded dragon named Speedy – whom she posed with on Instagram for ... Read more »

The 2024 Maserati GranTurismo Ditches V-8 For V-6 and Electric Power

The sports coupe still retains its traditional good looks, but now comes with electric or V-6 power. Read more »

Racetracks Need to Embrace the DC Fast Charger

Performance EVs are here to stay, but their track day experience still leaves some to be desired. Read more »

Tim Cook pans Zuckerberg’s metaverse vision as Apple, Meta feud over VR

Apple CEO Tim Cook panned tech rival Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the metaverse, calling it too difficult to understand and a misguided approach to virtual reality. “I always think it’s ... Read more »

RTL Group To Keep Control Of French Network M6

Thomas Rabe Bernd von Jutrczenka French broadcaster M6 is no longer for sale. In the past few minutes, owner RTL Group has decided against selling its controlling 48.3% stake in ... Read more »

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla are welcomed with cheers at their first public engagement since the royal mourning period

King Charles III appeared in good spirits as he made his first public appearance since the royal period of mourning ended. The monarch, 73, and the Queen Consort, 75, attended ... Read more »

Stuart Varney: Kamala Harris' 'equity' comment regarding hurricane aid is a 'controversy'

VP Harris' equity comment sparks outrage on social media Read more »

Jeffrey Dahmer: Anthony ‘Tony’ Hughes death explained, did deaf victim know serial killer before his death?

Viewers of ‘Monster: The have been left curious to discover the true story behind the serial killer’s. , 31, is introduced in the sixth episode of the crime series titled ... Read more »

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's Official Trailer Has Fans All Buzzing About The Same Thing

Marvel Entertainment/YouTube Tickets for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” are officially on sale, and, in typical Marvel fashion, the studio released a brand new trailer to celebrate. The official trailer dives ... Read more »

Who Is the Chicago Bears Backup Quarterback Trevor Siemian?

Who is the Bears backup quarterback Trevor Siemian? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago With Justin Fields playing poorly through the first four weeks of the season, people are starting ... Read more »

Chicago Favorite, Romantic Illinois Hot Spot Rank on Tripadvisor's ‘Best of the Best' Restaurant Lists

A suburban Chicago favorite and a swanky fine dining hot spot in northwestern Illinois have landed on two new “Traveler’s Choice” lists from Tripadvisor that ranks the top rated restaurants ... Read more »

20 Shows Like Reign That Are Worth Your Time

The CW The CW’s “Reign” ran from 2012 to 2017 and starred Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scots. Beginning in 1557, the series picks up with Mary’s betrothal to ... Read more »

The Time Deadliest Catch's Keith Colburn Hit The Crab Jackpot Despite Freezing Weather Conditions

Joey Foley/Getty Images When it comes to being a captain of one of the featured boats on Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch,” the importance of having a solid safety limit understanding goes ... Read more »

The best hotels and ski chalets in Lech

tannbergerhof – one of the best hotels in Lech The village of Lech is based around a central church and on either side of a fast flowing river. Originally the ... Read more »

Going for a job interview? Asking these 5 compelling questions could help land you an offer

Career experts share surprising questions that might help you as a job candidate Read more »

Police warning residents after ‘aggressive’ coyotes reported in Toronto neighbourhood

Police said no injuries were reported after “aggressive” coyotes were reportedly seen in a Toronto neighbourhood. In a tweet Monday, Toronto police said officers received reports of two coyotes in ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network