Chelsea: Ray Wilkins’ son defends Todd Boehly over Ted Lasso controversy at Stamford Bridge
The son of Ray Wilkins, Ross Wilkins has defended Chelsea co-owner, Todd Boehly over the Ted Lasso controversy at Stamford Bridge.
The makers of the Apple TV show, Ted Lasso edited a banner that pays tribute to late Ray Wilkins, a Chelsea legend, sparking an angry reaction from some of the club’s supporters.
Ray Wilkins played over 200 matches for Chelsea between 1973 and 1979 and was even a former caretaker manager before he died back in 2018 at the age of 61 following a cardiac arrest.
There is a banner at Stamford Bridge in memory of Wilkins, but after Ted Lasso makers appeared to edit it, Boehly was forced to ‘apologise’ to Chelsea in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Thursday.
Boehly tweeted on Thursday, “We are sorry it affected so many, and mostly we care about Ray and his family.”
Responding to Boehly’s tweet, Ross Wilkins wrote on Twitter, “All, this is TV and certainly nothing to do with the new regime.
“From our perspective, the only thing that matters, is the actual banner in the stadium where dad gave so much for the club.
“Thanks for all the support and to @todd_boehly for his response.”
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