Ted Lasso season 2: Joke on football club ownership did not go down well with Ryan Reynolds
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Ted Lasso season 2: Joke on football club ownership did not go down well with Ryan Reynolds

The fifth episode from the season 2 of the American comedy series featured a joke about a Welsh football club, jointly owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney

Shilpa S
Aug 23, 2021
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The latest episode of the second season of the hit American comedy series Ted Lasso seems to have rubbed a few stars the wrong way, especially Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. A joke on the Apple TV+ show’s fifth episode took a dig at the ownership of Wrexham AFC, a Welsh football club purchased by the two Hollywood actors. In the new episode titled Rainbow, the character of Leslie Higgins,played by Jeremy Swift, makes a reference to the ownership of the football club, saying that he could not understand whether or not the two actors buying the club was intended to be ‘a joke or not’. This prompted the Deadpool and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actors to respond with a hilarious cease and desist order as a joke, with a copy of the same posted on their Twitter handles.

The very official looking letter, with the letterhead of the RR McReynolds company jointly owned by the duo, is addressed to Apple TV+ and states how the joke questioning their ‘very real’ ownership of Wrexham AFC had come to their attention. Showering praise on Jeremy Swift and the streaming platform, they follow with how the platform should cease and desist such ‘casting of doubts’ when it comes to the pair’s commitment to the club and fans. The letter ends with a hilarious request for two large boxes of Ted Lasso’s biscuits as compensation.

To add to the comedy gold of it all, Apple TV+ responded to the post, ensuring the stars that the ‘biscuits are on their way’.

Starring Jason Sedeikis in the lead, Ted Lasso revolves around the story of the titular American football coach who is tasked with the duty of managing a lacklustre football team in London. The show was lauded by critics and received nominations for numerous accolades.

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