Celtic cult hero Rafael Scheidt is back making the headlines again on social media.
The Brazilian is again the butt of the joke for fans of the BBC Scotland radio programme Off the Ball.
They are celebrating 25 years on the air this week with a dedicated documentary. A clip broadcasting one of the best moments on the show includes the pronunciation of the former Celts’ name.
Do you remember Rafael Felipe Scheidt? When the Brazilian signed for Celtic in 1999, Stuart and Tam had a field day…
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— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) December 17, 2019
Celtic man Rafael Scheidt on Off the Ball show
The little known Brazilian defender wouldn’t have been aware of the storm he was about to cause.
Signing under Kenny Dalglish and John Barnes, Scheidt was an expensive signing at £4.8 from Gremio.
Scottish football fans ignored his ability (thankfully) and turned to the way his name was pronounced. The Off the Ball clip on Twitter pokes fun at being able to swear live on radio and the fun that was had.
Host Stuart Cosgrove even laughs at commentators making sure that the pronunciation was proper. The name became a popular bit for the show during its 25 year run.
Only making three appearances, Scheidt left the Hoops, but not the jokers’ minds in Scottish football. Proof is in the pudding as the fans are reconvening to laugh at Scheidt’s name.
Some fans reacting to Brazilian’s unfortunate name
The great and good of Scottish football fans are reacting on Twitter to the clip…and it’s mixed.
I remember him – and he was!
— Jim Currie (@JimCurrie2014) December 17, 2019
😎and the opposition fans sang your Rafael and you know you are 😋😋
— Bad Archie (@ArchieMurray3) December 17, 2019
Still remember the newspaper headline:-
The Celtic defence is Tebilly Scheidt 🤣
— Greig Ewins (@greigewins1) December 17, 2019
Scheidt being German for a small brown log, the type you might put on your fire at home.
— Ian Bonnar (@ianbonnar3) December 17, 2019
😃 filled rolls 🤣
— Alistair McDiarmid (@AlistairMcDiar2) December 17, 2019
Slow news day!
— CrazyBaresi🍀🏴 (@BaresiCrazy) December 17, 2019
Hopefully the Scheidt family don’t watch BBC Scotland at 10pm tonight from Brazil.