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Check out NBC's hilarious new Premier League ad

The clip focuses on Ted Lasso – an American coach who struggles to get to grips with the sport.

MAKING FUN OF Americans’ lack of knowledge about soccer is hardly a novel idea, yet the clip below – which promotes NBC’s upcoming Premier League coverage – manages to be pretty funny regardless.

The clip focuses on Ted Lasso (played by comedian Jason Sudeikis) - introduced as a new coach at Tottenham – and his struggles to comprehend the nuances of the English game.

Moreover, unlike most neutral footballing observers, NBC will be hoping the Gareth Bale-to-Real Madrid deal isn’t finalised too quickly.

Otherwise, the clip will look dated pretty quickly.

YouTube credit: NBCSportsNetwork

Via @MikeHogan4FM

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