Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 3 blows up one of the longest relationships in the show’s history: Dubai Air’s sponsorship with AFC Richmond. Ever since Ted Lasso kicked off last season, we’ve watched soccer stars like Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein), Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster), and Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh) play with Dubai Air’s logo emblazoned on their jerseys. However in this week’s episode of Ted Lasso, Sam took a stand against Dubai Air’s dirty business practices. He covered the brand’s logo up with tape before a game to protect the pollution in Nigeria and the rest of the team followed suit.
It was a thrilling moment for the series, giving us an opportunity to see how far Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) has gotten with the players of AFC Richmond. Sam became a leader, Jamie a team player, and even team owner Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) found the courage to stick up for her players before her investors.
Still Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 3 “Do The Right-est Thing” might have some viewers scratching their heads, wondering: Is Dubai Air a real company? If so, why would a big corporate name let Ted Lasso drag it so much? And if Dubai Air isn’t a real company, why does it sound so familiar?
Here’s everything you need to know about Dubai Air in Ted Lasso on Apple TV+…
Is Ted Lasso sponsor Dubai Air a real company?
Nope! Dubai Air is a fictional brand made up for the purposes of Ted Lasso. However, if you swear you’ve seen its logo on a jersey before, there’s a good reason for that…
Why does Ted Lasso‘s Dubai Air sound and look so familiar?
Maybe because Dubai Air feels very similar to real-life airline Fly Dubai? Or perhaps because the Dubai Air font on Ted Lasso is reminiscent of the one used by Emirates, another Middle Eastern airline known for its support of international sports teams.
Basically, you’re supposed to think Dubai Air is real, but it is not!