Fans react to Celtic Rafael Scheidt clip

By Connor Gordon

December 18, 2019

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.

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.

John Barnes is the brains behind Rafael Scheidt Celtic transfer (Photo by Stu Forster /Allsport)

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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.

Off the Ball host Stuart Cosgrove pokes fun at the Brazilian’s name. (Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images)

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.


Hopefully the Scheidt family don’t watch BBC Scotland at 10pm tonight from Brazil.