Fans blast Ted Lasso producers and Todd Boehly for 'disgraceful' and 'tasteless' moment in new series
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Chelsea fans have been showing their displeasure towards the producers of Ted Lasso and Todd Boehly after spotting a ‘tasteless’ moment in the new series.
Ted Lasso is a popular Apple TV series and has attracted a lot of attention since its launch.
The main character, Ted Lasso, is an American football manager and he is in charge of fictional side AFC Richmond.
During the third season, the latest episode focussed on fictional character Roy Kent, who is based on Manchester United legend Roy Keane.
As Kent returned to Stamford Bridge in the show, there was a banner which said: “They don’t make them like Roy anymore.” Whilst fans were heard chanting: “e’s here, he’s there, he’s every-f***ing where, Roy Kent, Roy Kent.”
However, Chelsea fans are not happy with the fact that the show doctored a banner which was shown at Stamford Bridge in memorium to Ray Wilkins, who passed away aged 61 in 2018.
The banner which was in tribute to Wilkins read: “They don’t make them like Ray anymore.”
As a result of the banner shown in Ted Lasso, a statement from the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust said: “RE: Ray Wilkins Banner This is a banner paid for by supporters to commemorate a Chelsea legend: Ray Wilkins.
“Many supporters have seen this edit to be disrespectful, and we have expressed our disappointment to club officials. We expect that CFC will address this in due course.”
No Chelsea. Just no. pic.twitter.com/nvMpyLxPri— Frankie (@CFC_FH) March 22, 2023
Whilst other fans took to social media to slam the show.
One said: “Yeah this ain’t it, all for Chelsea and it’s likeness being used in Ted Lasso but Ray Wilkins is a Chelsea legend who can’t even consent to his banner being changed. How they thought this would go down well I’ll never know…”
Another added: “I understand the club wanting to promote the Chelsea brand through a medium like Ted Lasso. However, this feels disrespectful to the great Ray Wilkins. Could have done a Roy Kent banner without doing this. Just a little bit in poor taste imo.”
We had nothing to do these arrangements. The deal w/ apple was struck in 1Q/22. We are sorry it affected so many and mostly we care about Ray and his family. We would also point out that none of the “Chelsea” players were actual Chelsea players. Hopefully, that was clear.— Todd Boehly (@todd_boehly) March 22, 2023
Boehly later addressed the situation, he tweeted: “We had nothing to do these arrangements. The deal w/ apple was struck in 1Q/22.
“We are sorry it affected so many and mostly we care about Ray and his family. We would also point out that none of the “Chelsea” players were actual Chelsea players. Hopefully, that was clear.”
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Topics: Chelsea, Todd Boehly, Football