RADIO stations are to contact old Scottish men and get them confused and angry, live on air.
With 5 Live pundit Paddy Crerand hurtling towards a Bafta, stations are now making lists of elderly men in the Glasgow area and the things that get them all worked up.
Earlier today Bill MacKay, a retired plumber, was phoned by the Sound FM breakfast show and asked if he thought the fan that threw a coin at Rio Ferdinand was a racist.
He replied: “Who said coins were racist? How many people said that two pence pieces are racist?”
His voice rising, he added: “Now hang on a wee minute, I asked you a question. How many people said two pence pieces were racist? You don’t know do you? Racist coins? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”
A spokesman said: “We like to phone them just as they are waking up and are particularly furious and incoherent. It’s what radio was invented for.”
Meanwhile, Tom Logan, a 68 year-old former accountant, delighted BBC listeners by continually asking Radio Four’s Evan Davis what he meant by ‘in your day?’.
He added: “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. In your day? In your day? How many people said ‘in your day’?”
Devoted fan, Emma Bradford, said: “I love listening to angry, confused old Scottish men on the way to work.
“I have a podcast of 18 them telling Gary Lineker to stop claiming that he played for Brazil.”