2022-11-25 11:23:44

Antti Niemi reveals infamous phone call was planned all along after talking to prankster

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By Ciaran Wiseman

Antti Niemi has revealed that a fan's infamous phone call about him was planned all along after talking to the prankster.

During Niemi's time at Hearts, one supporter produced a viral response after ringing up talkSPORT to ask why a number of players had not been called up to the Scotland squad. Amongst those he felt deserved a place in the squad was Finland goalkeeper Niemi, who the presenter quickly explained was Finnish and not Scottish.

That prompted the exasperated caller to give their now iconic response of: He's not Finnish, he's only 28.

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Niemi has now explained that the caller was on the wind-up all along after a chance meeting during a visit to Tynecastle a few years ago.

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