On Thursday, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) took to his Twitter to post photos of himself dressed as coach Ted Lasso, the mustache, sweater and khaki pants wearing company of the smash Apple TV+ show in one of this year’s most popular Halloween costumes.
But one of the posts, in particular, seemed to confuse, disturb and humour people.
In one video, an attached “believe” poster can be seen on his office door, a homage to the fictional soccer team AFC Richmond’s motto. Players in the program slap the sign for good luck before leaving the locker room, following an American tradition.
However, some legitimate teams, such as Liverpool, have placards that players slap on their way out of the tunnel.
If you believe in yourself, and have clear eyes and full hearts—you can’t lose. https://t.co/CpkmFKo49i— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney) 1635425118
In another clip, he was also spotted catching a football.
Warming up for Halloween weekend with the grandkids. As @TedLasso says, "Your body is like day-old rice. If it ain'… https://t.co/HbCrn780qG— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney) 1635431979
The photo that people had mixed feelings about was of Romney handing a box of Lasso’s famous biscuits to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), playing the part of AFC Richmond’s owner, Rebecca Welton.
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She’s one tough cookie. https://t.co/VMzPiHk5YX— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney) 1635436627
He even made a GIF of the photo with the caption: “Biscuits with the boss.”
Biscuits with the boss. https://t.co/tKpiToDWE6— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney) 1635436625
“The thing that disturbed me the most was the mustache TBH,” someone wrote.
“What is Mitt Romney trying to accomplish here? I don’t get it,” another added.
“Is it weird that I just assume that box contains a campaign contribution? Also, this is incredibly sad,” wrote a third.
Check out what others had to say about Romney’s Lasso costume.
This is the most disturbing image I have ever seen https://t.co/ooQP5QMxzV— 𝔾𝔹 👑🗡️ (@𝔾𝔹 👑🗡️) 1635438131
every day we discover a new and vibrant source of cringe https://t.co/P2pur4dHG7— Matthew Gault (@Matthew Gault) 1635437873
This should've stayed in the drafts, my dude. https://t.co/peUmjsZQCX— Stride 🗝☯️🌹🌌🌹☯️🗝 (@Stride 🗝☯️🌹🌌🌹☯️🗝) 1635439878
Despite the criticism, Romney appears to be continuing the Halloween spirit.
After 10 years, I’m finally returning the favor. How was my @TedLasso, @JasonSudeikis? https://t.co/LpYd2koEsh— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney) 1635443101
Yesterday, he also posed for a photo with “Pierre Dog-lecto,” referencing his infamous Twitter burner account Pierre Delecto.
Sen. Romney and Pierre Dog-lecto https://t.co/mjuxQmOBJk— Andrew Solender (@Andrew Solender) 1635369469
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Ted Lasso was one of the most popular streaming series. In a report from Insider, the show’s second season created the illusion of full stadiums with computer-generated images (CGI) and extras shot in distant places.
According to Forbes, while Ted Lasso costumes have been popular this Halloween season, Netflix’s Squid Game has been topping sales with character-related ensembles in 2021.