Long-running popular animated comedy sitcom ‘Family Guy’ premiered season 19 on September 27 with what seemed to be a joke about — much to everyone’s surprise — Pakistan Super League (PSL) teams Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars.
In the scene, from Family Guy Season 19, Episode 1, central character Peter Griffin is seen sitting with his friends at their favourite hangout having a beer when the conversation turns to ‘foreign’ sports fans at the pub. “On Saturday mornings, it’s just weird foreign sports fans, like those Pakistani cricket hooligans,” Griffin’s friend, Glenn Quagmire, remarks. The screen then focuses on two Pakistani sports fans, sporting light green shirts with ‘Lahore’ emblazoned on the front and with what look to be cans of soda in their hands. “If you’re not rooting for Lahore, please you may leave I can tell you,” one of the two Pakistanis, sporting a light moustache, says in a thick accent.