Jamie Vardy hits Harry Souttar with hilarious sledge as Leicester City star gatecrashes teammate’s interview with Socceroos great Mark Schwarzer: ‘He’s not even Australian!’
- Harry Souttar copped a sledge from Jamie Vardy while doing an interview
- Socceroos star was chatting with Mark Schwarzer at Leicester’s training ground
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Jamie Vardy left Harry Souttar red-faced as the Foxes striker gatecrashed his teammate’s interview with Socceroos great Mark Schwarzer.
Souttar, 24, dazzled for Australia during last year’s World Cup in Qatar, with his performances for Graham Arnold’s side catching the eye of a number of Premier League clubs.
Leicester swooped for the tall defender and prised him from Stoke City for $26million in the January transfer window, with Souttar’s task now to help stave off the threat of relegation for the east Midlanders.
And during a sit down interview with Optus Sport, Scottish-born Souttar was interrupted by veteran striker Vardy, who jokingly questioned his teammate’s nationality.
‘Ah, g’day mate,’ he could be heard calling from afar. ‘Put another shrimp on the barbie! He’s not even Australian!’
Harry Souttar’s interview with Mark Schwarzer was hilariously interrupted by Jamie Vardy
Souttar pledged his allegiance to the Socceroos in 2019 and has won 15 caps for his country.
He is one of a number of Scottish-born footballers to represent Australia, with Jason Cummings and Martin Boyle also featuring for Arnold’s side.
The Socceroos boss revealed earlier this month the cheeky way he convinces players to switch from Scotland to Australia – by highlighting the Tartan Army’s woeful qualifying record.
‘It’s easy for me to get those players to come and play,’ he told the Sacked In The Morning podcast.
‘I just say, “listen, the Socceroos have qualified for the last five World Cups – when was the last one Scotland qualified for?”‘
The Premier League striker questioned Souttar’s nationality as he is Scottish-born
The 59-year-old added that he will have no hesitation in targeting other Scottish-born stars, although he kept his cards close to his chest when pressed to reveal names.
‘I can’t tell you who they are otherwise Steve Clarke will run and tie them up straight away,’ he said.
‘Most of Scotland would’ve watched us [at the World Cup] because half of our players are from Scotland. So I can imagine we had a lot of support there.’