This is “Where in the World Wednesday,” a new feature where we’ll try to bring you something from somewhere else in the world that you probably haven’t seen on another American sports site already. Or maybe you’re more worldly than us and you have seen it already. Congratulations. This week we’ve got a cheesy music video.
Maybe they just didn’t want to shell out the big bucks for Lorde’s “Royals,” or maybe they actually thought it was a good idea, but the new music video for English soccer club Reading FC’s pop anthem is universally despised.
The club, nicknamed the Royals, just released a cheesy music video for the song they debuted last month and it’s not exactly getting the kind of response you would hope for.
The reviews of the poppy electronic ballad are just as brutal as the ones for the new Islanders goal horn. It’s an awful lot of hatred for a team in the second division.
R.E that Reading song - I just don't get how anyone involved with a football club would think "yeah, this is good, people will like this"...— Matt Van-Der-Vord (@MatthewV_ENG) September 30, 2015
In absolute bits after watching that Reading video— Owen (@owenhb_) September 30, 2015
That Reading FC video isn't real. It's the most noncey thing I've ever seen. It isn't real surely— Kieran Grogan (@Grogan6) September 30, 2015
If Newcastle released a video like Reading did a would literally disown them and pretend we were never in love!— Andrew Haynes (@AndrewHaynes94) September 30, 2015
Watched one minute of that Reading video, I couldn't handle the rest. What was that and why are they even a club.— Charlotte Maisey (@charlotteoufc) September 30, 2015
The sad thing is co-owner Khunying Sasima Srivikorn, an actual composer, helped write the song. She wrote the song for the 1998 Asian Games, but couldn’t find another hit with this one.
- Dan Gartland