Ted Lasso’s assistant coach expresses his love for Arsenal despite wearing a Tottenham scarf in childhood days
Brendan Hunt talks about his love for Premier League giants, Arsenal.
Ted Lasso's assistant coach Brendan Hunt talks about his love for the Premier League club Arsenal (Image Via- Google)
The assistant coach of the famous American TV show Ted Lasso, Brendan Hunt, opened up about his love for the Premier League giants Arsenal on Friday. Brendan has revealed that he has been a long-time Arsenal fan ever since he started to understand the game.
While talking in an interview, Brendan said, “I was married for a brief period and my parents-in-law took a visit to London. And when they came back, perhaps knowing my interest in all things Shakespeare, they bought me a Shakespeare-themed scarf that said, ‘Tottenham Hotspur’. So I was wearing this Tottenham Hotspur scarf around Chicago with a degree of pride in 1997.”
Brendan then continued to go further down his memory lane. He added, “Joe Kelly loves to bait me when I’m drunk. So after five solid minutes of me not uttering a word in Thierry Henry’s company, Joe finally goes, ‘Well, you know Thierry, this guy over here is a big Arsenal fan’. And Thierry, as if sensing how hammered I was, doesn’t even look directly at me and says, ‘Oh really?’. And very proudly, I say, ‘Yeah, actually, when I lived in Amsterdam, I made it to Highbury three times. Without missing a beat, completely deadpan, Thierry says: ‘That is not that many times’.”
Brendan concluded by saying, “Early on, I really consciously made a point of trying to see every Arsenal home game I could. In November, I rushed across town to go to the League Cup game against Brighton as we were about to finish filming and I thought this could be my last-ever Arsenal match. And, of course, we lost.”
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The main character of the show, Lasso, played by American actor Jason Sudeikis, is the head coach of the fictional Premier League club AFC Richmond. During the most recent episode, his side makes the trip to the Etihad Stadium to face City. After the match, the managers met on the touchline and exchanged words, with Guardiola congratulating his counterpart as he said, “Good game“. Lasso in response to this said, “Thanks coach, I appreciate it. Hey I’ve got to be honest with you, you’re a tough guy to beat, man!”.
Guardiola replied saying, “Don’t worry about who wins or loses. Just help these guys be the best version of themselves on and off the pitch. This, at the end, is the most important thing”.
Before kick-off, one eagle-eyed fan also noticed ex-Premier League stars Jay Bothroyd and George Elokobi walking out onto the pitch. Bothroyd made 62 appearances in the top flight across spells at Coventry, Blackburn, Charlton, and QPR. Elokobi featured 59 times for the Wolves. However, they were both representing Man-City this time round, with former real-life stars making the crossover into fiction.