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George Burley Refused to Eat Green Penguin Biscuits, Reveal McCoist and Brazil

George Burley Refused to Eat Green Penguin Biscuits, Reveal McCoist and Brazil

Former Scotland manager George Burley steadfastly refused to eat Penguin biscuits that came in a green wrapper, according to Ally McCoist and Alan Brazil.

Burley, who turned out for the likes of Falkirk, Ayr and Motherwell during his playing days went on to manage Scotland between 2008 and 2009, but was dismissed following a 3-0 defeat to Wales after winning just three out of his 14 games in charge.

And now Rangers legend McCoist and Celtic-daft Brazil have given fans a clue as to who Burley supported growing up by detailing his very particular likes when it came to confectionary snacks.

Speaking during their talkSPORT breakfast show earlier today, Brazil said: “Ally likes Clubs, although no doubt it is an orange Club he loves, there we go.

“Is that right, you’re still not having those green Penguin biscuits, the ones with the green wrapper?”

McCoist laughed before responding: “You told me that story Alan, and I tell people it. It absolutely tickles me so much. Was it George Burley?”
“Yeah we heard from Craig Burley [earlier this morning] but it was George Burley who wouldn’t have the green penguins.

“Would you believe it? That is taking it a bit too far.”

“Only in the West of Scotland, Al. Only in the West of Scotland.”

Of course, Burley’s nephew Craig turned out for Celtic for several seasons in the 1990s and played a key role in helping the Hoops stop Rangers in their quest for 10 consecutive top-flight titles back in 1998.

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