Article 6.2 also provides that „notwithstanding Article 6.1, associations sharing a common nationality may conclude an agreement under which point (d) (above) is completely deleted or amended to set a longer period“. In 1990, Nigel Spackman wanted to be appointed by his Scottish grandfather from Scotland during his time at Rangers F.C. However, at that time, the four British federations did not choose to accept players without parents belonging to the nation.  The Herald reported that „until recently, that would have been enough to qualify him for Scotland. But after an agreement between the four original federations, this is no longer enough. The deal is often mistakenly seen as a response to cases similar to those of Maik Taylor, born in Germany to an English father, who chose to represent Northern Ireland internationally when he had no connection to the nation. Taylor was appointed to Northern Ireland in 1998, five years after the 1993 Gentlemen`s Agreement came into force. The agreement was not implemented when Taylor was summoned by the IFA, perhaps because, in his case, neither the FA, nor the SFA nor the FAW were interested in breaking it down, unlike z.B. David Johnson (below) and therefore raised no objections. [Citation required] Italy currently has Daniel Osvaldo in their ranks and had fellow Argentinian Mauro Camoranesi in midfield when they won the 2006 World Cup. Both appeared to have Italian great-grandfathers, which is a weak blood line that would not qualify you for British citizenship. And let`s not start with Germany, which naturalizes Brazilians, Africans and Poles with alarming regularity, not to mention small European nations. The British agreement was signed in 1993 by Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Should Host Nations remove their „gentleman`s agreement“ on naturalized players? Talk to each other downstairs! Some nationalities may theoretically allow a player to play for more than one representative federation.
For example, the UK has four „home nations“ – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – but only one nationality applies to these teams: the British. However, the SFA found that since he had an English mother, he could not represent any nation other than England.  The SFA had decided to comply with the agreement; unlike the Irish Football Association (IFA), which, in addition to David Johnson, had also cut Maik Taylor, who was born in Germany the previous year. Taylor was in the same situation as Johnson: he was born outside the UK with an English parent. The Herald reported that „it is important to point out that, in accordance with the agreement signed by the four British federations, the British passport clause only applies in cases where the player, his biological mother and his biological father and grandparents were all born outside the United Kingdom.“  Before meeting with the other original federations, David Taylor, the SFA board of directors, called for caution before calls to withdraw from the agreement. . . .