REVEALED: Scotland’s wild dressing room victory dance to ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ was inspired by embarrassing stag do video of unused substitute Andy Considine dressed in drag, singing the 70s Baccara hit
- Scotland’s players celebrated qualifying for Euro 2020 next summer
- The heroes sang and danced to Baccara’s 70s hit ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’
- The song was a reference to a video made by defender Andy Considine
After 22 years of hurt – there was a certain song the Scotland squad had blaring out in the dressing room following their penalty shoot-out heroics that saw them book their place at Euro 2020.
Steve Clarke’s men qualified for their first major tournament since 1998 with David Marshall the hero as the goalkeeper saved Aleksandar Mitrovic’s spot-kick to send his side through.
There were wild celebrations after full-time as Andy Robertson and Co toasted their victor over Serbia with a beer and a dance. Fans would have been forgiven for assuming it would have been The Proclaimers or Bay City Rollers on the playlist but instead it was Baccara’s 70s classic ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ – a tune defender Andy Considine knows all too well.
Scotland players danced to Baccara’s 70s classic ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ in the dressing room
Their song choice was a reference to defender Andy Considine (centre) who recorded a version of the video for his stag do
The Aberdeen man recorded a now infamous video of himself dancing to the song during his stag do which was shared on YouTube in 2015.
In the clip, Considine is dressed in drag while he struts around and mimes to the hit song while his friends and family dance with him.
The defender, who had a face full of make-up including bright red lipstick, wore a blue checkered mini skirt, stockings and a bra top for the amusing video.
While Considine was not wearing the same attire in Belgrade, he was once again singing along and dancing to 70s tune along with his team-mates.
Considine was dressed in drag for the stag do video but was back in a football kit as the song was brought out to celebrate Scotland’s victory
The Scotland National Team’s Twitter account shared the video which featured the likes of captain Robertson, Leigh Griffiths and Kieran Tierney.
Considine was an unused substitute on the night but was in the thick of the celebrations as he threw himself into the huddle of players.
It was an emotional night for the Tartan Army who will now join England in Group D at the tournament next summer.
Ryan Christie’s 54th minute goals looked like it would be enough to see Clarke’s side through in normal time but a 90th minute equaliser from Luka Jovic forced another 30 minutes of play.
Scotland held on to take it to penalties with Griffiths, Callum McGregor, Oli McBurnie Scott McTominay and Kenny McLean all scoring. Serbia had converted all their spot-kicks until Marshall saved the fifth from Mitrovic.
Scotland ended a 22-year wait to reach a major tournament as they reached the Euros
Clarke’s men held their nerve in a tough setting in Belgrade to progress via a penalty shootout
Christie, who had been substituted in the 87th minute, was forced to watch the penalties from the bench. The Celtic man was in tears by the time of his post-match interview.
‘This is an amazing night,’ he told Sky as he tried to hold back the tears. ‘I think from the start we believed, the last couple of camps we’ve picked up so much belief from each other.
‘Conceding that late equaliser, digging in, it’s penalties away from home and Big Marshy coming up again. Unbelievable. Those penalties are probably the hardest thing I’ve ever been through.’
Ryan Christie, who made it 1-0, was holding back tears as he spoke to media after the game
‘The whole nation (have had it tough) and we knew that going in,’ Christie added, visibly choked up as he paused his interview to compose himself.
‘It’s been a horrible year for everyone and we knew we could give a little something for this country. I hope everyone back home has a party tonight. It’s a monkey off our back.’
Christie and team-mate John McGinn unfortunately had to miss out on all the dressing room dancing as they endured a more tranquil spell in the drug testing facility.
Scotland’s Twitter account also vowed there is ‘No Scotland. No Party’ as the Tartan Army prepare for their first major tournament in 22 years.
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