Celtic have popped up on the Australian version of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? this week, with host Eddie McGuire declaring the Hoops to be the ‘greatest soccer team in the world’.
A contestant on ‘Millionaire Hotseat’ was asked: “Which of these ‘seas’ is not a part of the Mediterranean Sea?” The options were Balearic, Adriatic, Tyrrhenian and Celtic.
After the contestant opted for Celtic, in an effort to win $20,000, McGuire would do the usual gameshow teasing.
He said: “You reckon that they wouldn’t have a sea in the Mediterranean Sea named after the greatest soccer team in the world? Glasgow Celtic? No? No? I’m a big Celtic man.”
The lucky contestant was right, moving on to the next stage of the cash gauntlet.
Just posting this so I can include it in a story, as the original tweet has swearing in it…
Don’t retweet this. If you’re going to retweet it, retweet the original from @frusinatebhoy below
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) July 2, 2020
Host McGuire is a big sports man and is the current president of Australian rules football side Collingwood. Clearly he’s a man of good taste if one of his loves is the Hoops.
At the time of publishing the clip had gone viral on Twitter, with @FrusinateBhoy‘s post garnering close to 4000 likes and hundreds of retweets.
It’s not the first time Celtic have popped up on a high profile quiz show and found an audience online, with a clip of contestants winning BBC show Pointless going viral back in 2017 when the correct answer was ‘Henrik Larsson’.
Quality Celtic moment on Pointless. Larsson still creating magic. Story of how she got it is brilliant.
"Just answer Larsson!" pic.twitter.com/gRvOxBdzfi
— The Grand Auld Podcast (@FritzAGrandAuld) January 11, 2017
It’s always a bit of good fun to see Celtic pop up in a context like this.
Celtic is a club that prides itself on having pockets of supporters in all corners of the globe and McGuire is certainly doing his bit to prove that correct!
Hail, hail Eddie!