Jason Lee: ‘David Baddiel’s apology was overdue. I’ve waited a long time’

Former Nottingham Forest striker was subjected to racist bullying on comedian’s Fantasy Football League TV show in the mid-90s“I am sorry, Jason.” Those are the words Jason Lee has waited 25 years to hear from David Baddiel, and finally they are being delivered – to his face. Before Lee has a chance to respond, Baddiel lists offences from belittling the striker to his racist portrayal of the former Nottingham Forest player on Fantasy Football League in the mid-90s.Without doubt Baddiel’s actions are sincere. He, among others, helped to define Lee’s career for the sake of laughter and little else. Few football fans can hear Lee’s name without the immediate response of “pineapple head”.

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