‘My mum asked why Baddiel and Skinner wore my shirt in their Three Lions video – I didn’t have the heart to tell her why our surname is so funny’: German star on being a part of English football culture

Baddiel and Skinner in their '90s pomp, alongside The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie
Baddiel and Skinner in their '90s pomp, alongside The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie (Image credit: PA)

He was the butt of Baddiel and Skinner’s jokes, but Germany forward Stefan Kuntz would end up having the last laugh at Euro 96. 

The English comedy duo were front and centre of the cultural zeitgeist in 1996, following up their iconic TV programme Fantasy Football League with the release of Three Lions, a song that remains a terrace anthem to this day. 

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Joe Mewis

For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include times on Leeds United and the England national team.

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