Celebrity Rangers fan Grado has opened up on his Gers heroes as he prepares for a new play following a group of Gers fans, ‘Rally Roon The Rangers.’
The wrestler and comedian has been going to games for a quarter of a century and told how a chance encounter with Paul Gascoigne led to the Geordie genius becoming one of his heroes.
The funnyman also named Ally McCoist and Jorg Albertz as he reminisced about his earliest memories supporting the Light Blues.
“I went to my first game in 1994 with my dad,” Grado told the Evening Times.
“A year later I remember seeing Paul Gascoigne and he became my hero. A couple of weeks later at Firhill, I waited for him after the game. But no sign. Then I spotted him up the back of the team bus, on the mobile, and I began shouting ‘Gazza! Gazza!’ And he turned round, put his phone down and blew me a kiss.”
“Since then he’s been my hero. And Ally McCoist of course. And Jorg Albertz.”
“Rally Roon the Rangers” comes from the same team who wrote popular stage show “Singin’ I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim”.
It will make its debut in Glasgow’s Pavilion theatre later this month and runs from July 24th to August 3rd.
The show stars Grado alongside Stephen Purdon, Nicola Park, Ernie Mac, Liam Dolan, Alyson Orr, Wullie Brennan and John Carmichael as it follows eight die-hard bluenoses as they try to save the ‘Wee Rangers Supporters Club’ from demolition.