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.”
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.
? RA-RA RASPUTIN, ENGLAND'S GOT A GOAL MACHINE! ?
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) June 8, 2018
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.