FANS have been left stunned after realising that Ted Lasso's AFC Richmond and Burnley are remarkably similar.
The hit comedy-drama show follows the story of an American coach taking over an English football team, with the third season underway on Apple TV.
And fans of the programme have drawn comparison between the storyline and what's happening at Burnley, dubbing them the "real life AFC Richmond".
Ted Lasso first aired in 2020, the same year that American chairman Alan Pace took over Burnley.
The similarities continue when, spoiler alert, AFC Richmond are relegated in their first campaign under him.
Burnley were also demoted to the Championship in Pace's opening term as chief.
READ MORE IN FOOTBALL
How ex-Prem ground was abandoned for 7 YEARS and fans even had bonfire on pitch
Get money back up to £40 if your first bet loses PLUS £10 casino bonus with Unibet
After relegation captain and legend Roy Kent then becomes manager as Burnley appoint former Manchester City skipper and hero Vincent Kompany as their gaffer.
The coincidences don't stop there as both teams begin the following season with a number of draws.
The fictional club then signs Jamie Tartt on loan and the real side pen a deal for Tayor Harwood-Bellis until the end of the season, both players join from Man City.
Things get weirder as AFC Richmond lose in the FA Cup 5-0 and Burnley lose 6-0 to Pep Guardiola's side in the competition.
Most read in Championship
Harry drives to the airport after coronation – as his family beam on balcony
Janice Dickinson QUITS I'm A Celeb after shocking incident
Harry relegated to THIRD row at father's coronation alongside Andrew's kids
BBC's Zoe Ball splits with 'demanding' model partner after five years
HOW TO GET FREE BETS ON FOOTBALL
Both teams then gain promotion back to the Premier League.
Burnley chairman Pace shared the video of the comparisons on his social media with fans calling it "spooky".
Another joked the show's writers should make them win the league next year.
Source: Read Full Article