Chelsea fans rage at Ted Lasso producers and Todd Boehly over a doctored banner which was in tribute to the late legend Ray Wilkins.
A tribute to Ray Wilkins was changed to honour TV character Roy Kent in the latest episode, but this has led to quite a backlash on social media.
For those who don’t know, the show s based around Ted Lasso, a coach from America, is hired to manage the fictional Premier League team AFC Richmond.
The third series now features Kent, a former Man Utd player and pundit who is now a legend at Chelsea.
A camera shows a banner at the stands upon Kent’s return from Stamford Bridge.
It reads: “They don’t make them like Roy anymore”, as supporters can be heard chanting: “He’s here, he’s there, he’s every-f***ing where, Roy Kent, Roy Kent”.
A commentator adds: ‘That’s a lovely moment. Chelsea fans letting their former captain Roy Kent know how they still feel about him.”
It appears that producers have changed the banner which was used to pay respect to Chelsea legend Wilkins who died in 2018 from cardiac arrest.
After he passed away in 2018, Chelsea unveiled a banner in honour of the club legend which still stands at home games and reads: “They don’t make them like Ray anymore.”
But in the Ted Lasso episode, it displays the same banner, but changed ‘Ray’ to ‘Roy’ – to read ‘They don’t make them like Roy anymore’.
This caused quite some controversy with Blues supporters who slammed the club’s hierarchy and the TV show, which can be watched on Apple TV.
The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust said on Wednesday afternoon: “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
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.
— Chelsea Supporters’ Trust⭐️⭐️ (@ChelseaSTrust) March 22, 2023
As mentioned, Chelsea fans rage at Ted Lasso producers and Todd Boehly over a doctored tribute to Ray Wilkins…
@allthingschels1: Whoever edited the Ray Wilkins banner, it was disrespectful. End of.
@ChelseaCes: Have just seen what Boehley and his fellow cnuts have done; editing the Ray Wilkins banner to “Roy” for their puerile Ted Lasso promo. Have some respect, you complete arseholes. #CFC #Bhoeley
@Simon109668: That’s incredibly disrespectful.
This is an absolute disgrace to a former CFC player and legend. Ray Wilkins was a top bloke and died far too young. You think this is acceptable? Shame on you. @todd_boehly @AppleTV @ChelseaFC #CFC pic.twitter.com/q229xCJoU1
— George Coomber (@cooomber) March 22, 2023
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