The director of the hit Marvel show has since weighed in on the exchange.
Sunday night saw Ian Wright confronted for seemingly borrowing a line from Marvel’s Loki during ITV’S Euro 2020 coverage.
After England’s 1-0 victory over Czech Republic last week, Wright was singing the praises of Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka. Specifically, he said that Saka is “burdened with glorious purpose.”
The line definitely stood out as different to what you normally hear from the experts on television after a football match, and that is because it was taken directly from the Marvel character Loki.
Loki is an extremely popular TV series currently streaming every Wednesday on Disney+, with the first episode of the series actually being called Glorious Purpose.
Ian Wright on Loki
Unsurprisingly, Ian Wright is a fan. When he was questioned about it on Sunday night, he said he and Roy Keane have plans to watch the series together.
He said: “I’m a massive Marvel fan, and it’s something that Loki said when he came to the earth… I’m telling Roy ‘cos me and Roy are going to try and watch it.”
He continued: “Loki is burdened with glorious purpose, and it’s just something that came out. I didn’t realise it would make such a big thing. I genuinely believe he (Saka) is burdened with glorious purpose.”
It wouldn’t be the first time that Keane and Wright sat down to watch the TV together anyway.
Loki director Kate Herron shared the video of Wright talking about how much he enjoys the series on her own Twitter page.
— Kate Herron (@iamkateherron) June 27, 2021
In the final group stage game between England and Czech Republic, Saka was named man-of-the-match, and Gary Neville has called for him to be included in Tuesday afternoon’s starting 11 against Germany.
England vs Germany kicks off at 5pm at Wembley Stadium in London.