Ha-ha, Harry Kane! Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and Freddie Flintoff release World Cup anthem

It's not exactly Three Lions...

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has teamed up with former cricketer Freddie Flintoff for a World Cup anthem, but it’s not winning over too many fans.

The unlikeliest of duos has teamed up with bookmaker BetStars for their own reworking of Boney M’s ‘Rasputin’, dedicated to England captain Harry Kane.

The re-imagining of the seminal 1978 hit sees Kane’s name being incorporated into the track, with the distinctive chorus: “Ha Ha, Harry Kane, England’s greatest goal machine.”


But while the track might be attempting to whip up fervour ahead of the tournament starting in Russia next week, it’s failing to strike the right note.

“Jesus Titty Fucking Christ! This is fucking awful! Surely If Ricky Wilson wanted to release an appropriate World Cup song he could have just re-recorded I predict a riot!”, one Twitter user raged.

Another said: “The song ‘Rasputin’, except it’s by a guy from the Kaiser Chiefs and now it’s about Harry Kane” is just an absolutely demonic sentence.”

But others found it more catchy.


“All you philistines who don’t like the World Cup song by Ricky Wilson and Freddy Flintoff… It’ll be in your heads soon enough”, one said.

The unofficial offering comes after the FA confirmed that England won’t be sent off to Russia with an official anthem.

While previous official efforts have included the legendary likes of ‘World In Motion’ by New Order featuring John Barnes, ‘Three Lions’ by Baddiel And Skinner with The Lightning Seeds, ‘(How Does it Feel to Be) on Top of the World?’ by Ian McCulloch and the Spice Girls, and ‘We’re On The Ball’ by Ant & Dec, this year’s World Cup will see the team playing without a sanctioned anthem.