The latest celebrity to take up the challenge of making themselves the (much, much needed) twelfth man of the England squad for this world cup is both the most surprising and probably the best equipped. If anyone is going to bring back the reputation that England once enjoyed as being a casual sporting nation whose gentlemen believe that nothing beats a good ole friendly game of kick about in the sun, drinking tea and having jumpers for goal post chaps. That were not all beer swilling goons that cause riots as well as fighting each other and love nothing more than a fart joke, then lets face it. Its the Mayall.
England’s powerhouse of comedy is rumoured to be bringing two typically English words together, footballs and Thespians. Rik’s song “Nobel England” is said to be a genuinely serious song (we’ll believe it when we see/hear it) without any of your usual vindaloo style terrace ranting rubbish. “Football chants are one of the great traditions of following football” says Mayall “…and Shakespeare is also part of our national heritage. It seemed only natural that they should go together.”
Rik and his people have not yet blessed us with its intended release date yet but we do know that it will go directly head-to-head with the FA’s official song which is yet to be released. Closer to the tournament more will be available in the way of downloads or videos for the song. Meanwhile, Check out Rik’s site with a chance to back him, along with the extra added fun of winning dinner with Rik! Yummy! In the meantime, enjoy some of his funniness through song anyway!