IShowSpeed is trending again with Cristiano Ronaldo’s controversial reaction. The YouTuber, who has more than 20 million subscribers, reacted to a video posted by Al-Nassr for the upcoming Saudi Arabian National Day. As Saudi Arabia prepares for their National Day on September 23, the Riyad-based club uploaded a video celebrating the Saudi culture with its star players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mané.
IShowSpeed, also known as Speed, reacted to the video with his own style to add to the entertainment value. The video showcased Al-Nassr’s stars in traditional Arabian outfits, which led Speed to believe Ronaldo and his teammates were going to war.
Speed’s reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo’s clip for Saudi National Day 😂❤️
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) September 22, 2023
Speed first asked his viewers, “We going to war?? we going to war??” As the video proceeded, Ronaldo made an appearance on the screen, wielding a sword, prompting Speed to scream, “We are going to war“.
The streamer escalated the antics and started shouting, “We going to war, World War 4, it’s happening and Ronaldo winning“.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s way of looking was inspired by Prince Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud…
… an Arabian soldier and politician who played a role in leading to the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 🇸🇦
Now, Cristiano Ronaldo is taking center stage in Saudi Arabia,… pic.twitter.com/kAQ5zpGpZY
— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) September 22, 2023
The controversial streamer is known for his out-of-pocket reactions, but this might top all his previous reactions. Reacting to a video that celebrates Saudi Arabian culture and linking it to war might land IShowSpeed in deep trouble.
Speed recently escaped a ban from YouTube in a recent controversy where he accidentally exposed himself playing a scary game on a stream. It would be interesting to see whether Speed dodges another bullet from YouTube for this controversial reaction.
Cristiano Ronaldo is an ambassador for the upcoming Riyadh season
Ronaldo’s appearance in the latest video of Al-Nassr is part and parcel of his commitment to expanding the sport in Saudi Arabia.
The spotlight that Cristiano Ronaldo brings to his every appearance is a valuable asset for Saudi Arabia. Another opportunity to use this spotlight will arise when the Riyadh season starts in Saudi Arabia.
His Excellency Counselor Turki Al-Sheikh:
“Cristiano Ronaldo will be an ambassador in the Riyadh season.” pic.twitter.com/CWBSLVURys
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) September 18, 2023
The Portuguese superstar was announced as an ambassador for the upcoming Riyadh season, which is set to start in late October and will continue throughout the winter.
Visitors from around the world will visit Riyadh for entertainment festivals, concerts, dining experiences, and cultural experiences. For soccer fans, the season will feature another round of ‘Riyadh Season Cup’ as well as a visit by the soccer museum, Legends, who will put on an exhibition of their rarest items for fans.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr at the start of 2023 for a deal that is estimated at around $215 million. The deal was lucrative for Ronaldo, not only for his performances on the pitch but also off the pitch.
Al-Nassr, backed by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, is effectively leveraging the star power of Ronaldo for their Saudi Arabia 2030 Vision.