Jason Sudeikis wears a shirt in solidarity with Black soccer players who faced racism
“Ted Lasso” star Jason Sudeikis is showing his support for three Black England soccer players in response to recent racist attacks.
On Thursday, he arrived at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood for the “Ted Lasso” Season 2 premiere sporting a black shirt with the names of the England soccer players to denounce the anti-Blackness they recently experienced online.
When Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho missed their penalty kicks during the European Championship finals against Italy on Sunday, subsequently losing the game 3-2 in an overtime shootout, they were immediately flooded with racist insults on social media.
Italy won the European championship by beating England 3-2 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw.
Known for portraying the inspiring American college football coach who leads the English Premier League team on “Ted Lasso,” Apple TV+'s Emmy-nominated show, Sudeikis showed that his role as a team player extends beyond the screen.
Fans responded to Sudeikis’ wardrobe choice on Twitter with much admiration.
‘Ted Lasso’ star Jason Sudeikis recently opened up to GQ about hitting ‘rock bottom’ after a high-profile breakup with longtime partner Olivia Wilde.
Roger Bennett, cohost of the podcast “Men in Blazers,” posted on Twitter, saying, “Huge love for Jason Sudeikis’s sweatshirt at tonight’s Ted Lasso Season 2 Premier. Shows that like his character, he truly understands that football in his heart, is all about human goodness.”
“Ted Lasso” was nominated Tuesday for 20 Emmy Awards. The 73rd Emmy Awards ceremony will air Sept. 19 on CBS.
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