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James Corden’s ‘Smithy’ Gets Help From Pele, Jose Mourinho and Sir Geoff Hurst For FIFA Presidency Video

James Corden’s ‘Smithy’ Gets Help From Pele, Jose Mourinho and Sir Geoff Hurst For FIFA Presidency Video

If you’re going to win any presidential race, you’re going to need influential people to back your campaign – and they don’t come much bigger than Pele, Jose Mourinho, Steven Gerrard and Sir Geoff Hurst in football.

As part of his BBC Sport Relief campaign to run for the FIFA presidency, Smithy – James Corden’s character from popular British TV show Gavin & Stacey – has got help from all of those stars.

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In a hilarious campaign video, Pele starts off by telling the football world that there is a better man than him to take over from Sepp Blatter as president.

It then moves on to Smithy, who’s joined by England’s 1966 World Cup-winning talisman Hurst and Liverpool legend Gerrard as he makes his case for cleaning up the game.

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There’s even a brilliant bit where Gerrard gives Smithy the wrong cup of tea before getting a proper telling off.

Mourinho also makes an appearance as he sits in a garden and insists Smithy can lead football better than Winston Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi or Nelson Mandela ever would.

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The video ends with Smithy asking for votes alongside Hurst and Gerrard – before the latter hands him the wrong tea again and is ordered out of the picture.

Obviously this is all just a big spoof to help raise money and awareness for Sport Relief.

We could only hope that someone as sensible and trustworthy as one of the UK’s best TV characters was running for FIFA president later this month.

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