News broke yesterday that a deal has been struck between one of the most enduring items of intellectual property of the past two decades -- The Simpsons -- and one of the current band of elite billionaire-owned football teams that have refocused their profit-making from on-field to off-field activities, Chelsea Football Club. According to Metro:
Chelsea have announced a new collaboration with the cult television series adored by millions around the world which will see Springfield’s famous father and son, Bart and Homer, feature on a new range of merchandise at the Stamford Bridge club.
Five Chelsea players have been given The Simpsons' treatment to celebrate the partnership with Twentieth Century Fox with Petr Cech, Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres and Frank Lampard being animated along with Terry.
‘It’s great to see myself and the other players as Simpsons characters,’ said former England skipper Terry. ‘The Simpsons was and still is my favourite show, and is now my kids’ too. I can’t wait to see what Bart and Homer will look like as Chelsea players.’
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Merpel is pleased to see that there is at least one way in which the animation of Chelsea's footballers will not lead to them being sent off, suspended and fined a couple of week's pay ...
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