“Scottish for potato.” Scot’s hilarious answer to describing Francesco Totti


A WORLD superstar of football has been hilariously brought down to earth after a Scot rose to the challenge of describing him in three words.

Francesco Totti scored over 300 goals for his clubside Roma, nine goals for Italy, and amassed a fortune in excess of $100m.

But Graham Russell, from Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, took Totti down a peg or two when he described the midfielder as: “Scottish for potato.”

Betting company bet365 had asked their Facebook followers to describe Totti, 40, in three words.


One fan described the legend as “Scottish for potato.”


Graham’s comment easily stole the show and has since been screenshotted and shared on Facebook, gaining over 2,500 likes with over 500 shares and a further 400 comments.

Fellow users were quick to react to the funny comment.

William Mohieddeen referenced tattie scones with his joke: “Now that he is retired, does that make him a “Totti’s gone”?”

Adam Hyslop commented: “Give that man free internet.”


The star played his last game for Roma at the weekend


Connell Boyle wrote: “This is possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.”

Sammy Dow added: “Best comment this year.”

Whilst Andy Chalmers wrote: “This is brilliant.”

Totti made his debut for Roma back in 1993, aged just 16, and went on to make 786 appearances for the club.

He’s scored 307 goals for them and played 25 seasons in the Italian league Serie A.

He won the World Cup in 2006 with Italy and coach Marcelo Lippi described him as “the monument of Italian football.”

Other football superstars have previously tried to sum up Totti’s greatness, among them

Diego Maradona, who wrote: “”Francesco Totti is the king of Rome. He is and will be the best player I ever saw! #Respect”

Italian goalkeeper and Totti’s former international teammate Gianluigi Buffon said: “Some of his goals against me were so wonderful that I would have been ruining a masterpiece had I managed to save them.”

Whilst former France midfielder Michel Platini said: “Totti is an artist of football, a true number 10, just like I was.”