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John-Lewis Parody Goes Viral

22 December 2014

It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours for our ‘Grimsby Town’s Christmas Message 2014’ video after featuring on the websites of almost every major national newspaper this weekend. 

Since the John-Lewis parody was launched on our official YouTube channel during the Forest Green Rovers game on Friday night, the video have been viewed over 27,000 times; receiving acclaim on social media from football supporters in general, as well as a number of top stand-up comedians. 

‘I’m a Celebrity’ presenter Rob Beckett and panel show regular Romesh Ranganathan were quick to praise the video on Twitter, along with the brilliant performance of Lloyd Griffith; the Grimsby-born comedian behind the viral hit. 

The Daily Mail were first to lead with the story about the quirky video, soon followed by The IndependentThe Sun and The Mirror – with the latter describing the parody as being “possibly the greatest Christmas video football has ever seen.”


Lloyd Griffith portraying Lenell John-Lewis' number one fan in our 'Christmas Message' video.


Town players Jack Mackreth and Hamish Watson, along with comedians Griffith and Nicola Wilkinson


Mariners top-scorer John-Lewis stealing the show at the end of the viral video. 

What do you think of the video? We’d like to know your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter

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