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For 'Ted Lasso' actor Cristo Fernández, football was life until life had other plans

July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Not unlike his "Ted Lasso" character Dani Rojas, for 15-year old Cristo Fernández, football -- known stateside as soccer -- really was life.

(CNN)Not unlike his "Ted Lasso" character Dani Rojas, for 15-year old Cristo Fernández, football -- known stateside as soccer -- really was life.

"Football (Soccer) was the only thing I wanted to do, but my parents pushed my to study something, and I was like, 'Okay, just so you stop bothering me,'" he said.

Determined to follow his new love even further, he worked multiple jobs for nearly three years so he could save money to further his studies.

("That's where I pretty much saved most of my money with that job," he said. )

To go, as he said, where the "weather is complicated. " (Fernandez jokingly admits that he struggled to like tea like Ted Lasso did upon his arrival to the UK in the TV series. )

"I think a really good message of our of our show is to get rid of this macho mentality and the unhealthy masculinity where men don't cry, men don't speak about their feelings," he said.

"I think 'Ted Lasso' has allowed me to, to realize the importance of sending a message, whatever it is," he said.

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