Chelsea striker Islam Feruz has angered Scottish FA officials after pulling out of the U19 squad.
The Daily Mail says the 18-year-old, who hasnâ€™t featured for his adopted nation since a 6-0 hammering by England Under-21s in Sheffield last August, withdrew with a mystery injury â€“ despite starring in last weekâ€™s Under-21 Premier League Final win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
As SFA chief executive, Gordon Smith helped Feruz qualify for Scotland and told the Daily Mail: "People have to be fired up and want to play for their country, to feel pride in the jersey â€“ to feel like they belong to the country and have a stake in its success.
"If youâ€™ve got someone - like Islam Feruz â€“ who doesnâ€™t want to play for Scotland, the only option is to reject him immediately. If he cannot commit to playing for this country, we shouldnâ€™t have anything to do with him.
"I donâ€™t know what he is thinking now because, under the rules, he cannot play for any other Home Nation, so itâ€™s not as if he can play for England."
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