Two Dundee FC pranksters were left thanking Dundee United gaffer Csaba Laszlo after he inadvertently secured them VIP tickets for Scotland’s match in Budapest.
Dark Blues supporters Jack Hayes and Scott Milne managed to bag Scott a ticket for last week’s match thanks to the Arabs boss.
Jack had pretended to be the former Hungarian assistant coach during a telephone call after Scott handed his phone over to ticket bosses at the Groupama Arena.
Speaking to the Tele, Jack, 22, from the Menzieshill area of the city, said Scott had changed Jack’s name to Csaba Laszlo on his phone as part of the ploy to secure a ticket.
He said: “Scott was desperate for a ticket, so we tried it and it worked.
“I spoke a lot of nonsense on the phone for about 10 minutes in an accent about leaving tickets.
“I Googled a fellow from the Hungarian Football Federation and name dropped him.
“They said they couldn’t find them but they hadn’t seen the guy and had two spare scout tickets and gave them to Scott.”
Scott watched Scotland defeat Hungary 1-0 after a 48th minute winner via a goal from West Bromwich Albion’s Matt Phillips.
Scott, from Coldside, watched the match with his scout ticket and kitted out in a kilt and scarf.
While enjoying the match, the Scotland fan was able to savour free food and drink.
As well as enjoying five-star refreshments, he spotted players’ family members and Sky Sports presenter, Luke Shanley in the VIP area.
Jack added: “I was in the away end, as I had an official ticket from the SFA.
“We thought it was worth a try. We are both Tartan Army members and go to all the away games.
“The tickets go on sale on a points basis and I had enough to get an official ticket, but he didn’t, as the allocation was pretty low.
“He was in the VIP bit himself but there were players friends and family.
“He saw Luke Shanley from Sky Sports as well, so he wasn’t the only Scot in the VIP area.”