PAUL Gascoigne once begged a zoo to let him feed a horse’s head to hungry tigers – but messed up and threw it to penguins instead.
Gazza took a break from playing for Chinese side Gansu Tianma to look at the animals.
But at feeding time the former England star fancied getting involved, slipping the keeper some cash to let him do the honours.
But pal Danny Baker revealed on his podcast with Gary Lineker it did not go to plan when the lump of meat fell from his hands and annoyed some penguins.
Danny said: “It wasn’t a very big zoo and doesn’t sound a very competent zoo to be fair, but he said, ‘They would feed the tigers and I would try and say to the fella, what’s he got there – he said it was horse meat and things that they would throw to the tigers.
“‘And one day I was sitting there and he had a horse’s head, like the Godfather scene. And I said can I throw it in there? “‘I got this horse’s head and there were bars and everything and I was teasing the tigers’.
“He said: ‘I went to hoy it right to the back of the enclosure but as it’s gone over my shoulder it’s slipped out of my hands.
‘It went into the penguin pool behind me’.”