Elderly YouTube rapper gets surreal with Leicester's Emile Heskey
A bizarre internet rap about former Leicester City striker Emile Heskey has been getting thousands of hits from bemused football fans around the world.
The video, posted by zany American Ray Sipe, has had more than 27,000 views on YouTube and was featured on Sky 1's Soccer AM at the weekend.
The elderly Californian vlogger (video-blogger) has uploaded more than 1,800 wacky posts about a variety of subjects, including a tribute to the Disney film The Lion King, in which he repeatedly raps that the lion is the king of the jungle in front of a plastic lion while dressed as a big cat.
In another, this time dressed as a lobster, he apologises to the crustacean about people eating him and his lobster friends. On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of viewers watched his tribute to Leicester-born Heskey on Sky 1's Soccer AM.
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It showed Ray dressed in a Lady Gaga T-shirt with an American football on his head rapping to a drum machine about the former Foxes player and listing his previous clubs.
He claims Heskey played for Lie-chester City and describes the forward as a "great footballer".
City supporters have been left scratching their heads as to why an elderly Californian man would choose the 34-year-old former England striker as the subject of a YouTube song.
Foxes fan Robert Wynne, 32, from Oadby, said: "He keeps your attention, I'll give him that.
"He could have picked any footballer on the planet to rap about but he chose Emile Heskey."
Fellow City supporter James Moore, 31, from Oakham, said: "It's one of the strangest things I have ever heard."
John Gilbert, 31, from Thurnby Lodge, said: "I'm not sure what I found stranger – the rap or my fascination with an old man in a Lady Gaga top.
"But at least he can spot a legend when he sees one."
Since joining YouTube in 2011, Ray has uploaded 1,803 videos and had more than two million hits.
His bizarre videos feature him dressed in numerous animal hats, and rapping about everything from Sigmund Freud and RoboCop to Barack Obama and Super Mario.
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