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Sky apologise to Nottingham Forest after comic mocks Steve Cooper’s look

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Sky apologise to Nottingham Forest after comic Elis James mocked supervisor Steve Cooper’s look on their Fantasy Soccer present – earlier than Matt Lucas appeared as Pavarotti in a dig at Greek proprietor Evangelos Marinakis

  • Sky have apologised to Nottingham Forest for an impression of supervisor Steve Cooper by Welsh comic Elis James, which portrayed him as cross-eyed
  • James did an impression of Cooper on Sky’s Fantasy Soccer programme
  • Fellow comic Matt Lucas then depicted Forest proprietor Evangelos Marinakis

Sky Sports activities have apologised to Nottingham Forest after a ‘comedy’ sketch mocked the looks of supervisor Steve Cooper.

A skit on the broadcaster’s Fantasy Soccer present took viewers contained in the Forest dressing room for the signing of Serge Aurier.

In it, presenter Elis James appeared to have considerably altered his face, with one eye virtually closed, in a an try to boost fun.

Not solely at Forest, however senior executives inside Sky had been appalled on the clumsy-at-best try at humour.

Insiders have disclosed that those that work inside Sky’s soccer division – which depends on sustaining wholesome relationships with the golf equipment it covers – had been deeply unimpressed.

‘How on earth may anybody think about this a good suggestion?’ stated one. 

‘For one factor it is crass, not humorous and merciless. However setting that apart, Sky Sports activities take care of these golf equipment regularly and depend on having a superb relationship with them. It isn’t gone down effectively in any respect.’

Comic Elis James (left) mimicked Steve Cooper – however portrayed him as cross-eyed

Sky have since apologised to the Nottingham Forest manager for James' impression of him

Sky have since apologised to the Nottingham Forest supervisor for James’ impression of him

The present, a revival of the Frank Skinner and David Baddiel smash from the Nineties, made its reappearance following an 18-year break this yr and is proven on the Sky Max channel.

Enjoying Cooper and poking enjoyable at Forest’s in depth summer time enterprise, which noticed them add greater than 20 new faces, James palms Aurier a shirt with the quantity 4,345 in a densely-populated dressing room.

Matt Lucas then seems as Luciano Pavarotti, in a not-so-subtle dig at Forest proprietor Evangelos Marinakis.

Forest declined to remark. 

Sky Sports activities confirmed an apology had been made.

Lucas was seen singing as he emerged as Marinakis

Marinakis is the owner of Nottingham Forest

Matt Lucas (left), co-host of Sky’s Fantasy Soccer present, did his personal impression of Nottingham Forest proprietor Evangelos Marinakis (proper)

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