England Legend Paul Gascoigne hid not one, but TWO fish in the car of Rangers Legend Ally McCoist in one of the funniest football pranks ever.
Speaking to Danny Baker in an exclusive interview, England World Cup legend and former teammate of Gazza, Gary Lineker revealed the hilarious story of one of the best pranks in football history. Speaking as part of the Behind Closed Doors podcast, Lineker said the following about Paul Gascoigne’s hilarious fish prank that had the Rangers team in stitches.
“Gazza [Paul Gascoigne] was a fisherman, he loved his fishing. When they were at Rangers together, Gazza went fishing and caught a couple of fish and decided to hide them in Ally McCoist’s car.
“He put one in the middle segment, under the armrest…he was quite clever Gazza because he knew he (McCoist) would find that quickly. He was clever enough to put two (fish) in the car, so hid the other one, but he hid it much cleverer.”
“McCoist then comes and goes ‘Oh God it stinks of fish’…he finds the obvious fish and he gets rid of it, but obviously the smell lingers. So, I think it was a week or two later…and the smell got worse and worse – classic Gazza that, he’s smart Gazza.”
Gazzy did a similar prank to other fellow Rangers teammates, and was known for the litany of pranks he would play on his teammates at clubs like Newcastle, Rangers, Lazio and Spurs, among others. He was also known as a big joker in the England camp, likely where Lineker heard the story of Gazza’s fish prank.
Ally McCoist told his own version of the story on Sky Sports, which you can watch below.