The idea sparked quite a bit of conversation on Twitter, which mostly consisted of people mocking the idea.
And the instant reaction from voters was to criticise the idea of Scotland no longer having its own team for supporters to get behind.
Prescott also took an opportunity to criticise the Conservatives, saying: "They've ripped our families apart for decades. They are the values of the Tory party..."
Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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