IShowSpeed claimed that Lionel Messi was spying on him when the famous streamer met Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this year in Lisbon. The streamer who is affectionately known as Speed was informed about this information by his fans in the chat of his recent stream.
During the stream, a fan told Speed that Lionel Messi was spying on him during his famous encounter with Ronaldo. Speed was confused at first, but was present with an image as proof. The streamer saw the image of him and Ronaldo in Lisbon and behind the crowd Lionel Messi was circled in a red outline.
Speed zoomed in on the image to find Lionel Messi in a PSG jersey standing and looking towards him. Any other stream would have brushed the image aside, however, Speed in his own fashion doubled down on the joke and played up the antics to boldly claim that Messi was indeed spying on him in Lisbon.
The image was obviously a photoshopped image that was meant to trick Speed on the stream, however, the American YouTuber played the act to perfection with another over-the-top reaction to bring entertainment value to his followers.
The incident was another evidence of why the streamer is extremely popular among his fans and has amassed such a large following. What could have been a boring chat interaction regarding Ronaldo and Messi turned into a viral moment on the stream that has been shared on various social media sites due to the antics of Speed. The American entertainer knows his target audience and how to get a positive reaction from them.
IShowSpeed reveals how he became a Cristiano Ronaldo fan
Speed has been an avid fan of Ronaldo throughout his streaming journey. Most of the soccer fans know him due to his unwavering support of the Portuguese forward. The support and passion were rewarded when Rafael Leão, a Portuguese teammate of Ronaldo, helped Speed meet the Al-Nassr superstar before a European qualifier.
The YouTuber recently revealed how he became a fan of Ronaldo in an interview with Rio Ferdinand for the FIVE YouTube channel. Speed elaborated on how he fell in love with the Portuguese icon due to his presence.
Speed explained: “I don’t care what you are, man, woman, animal? When you look at him, you get that sense of presence, like the way he takes his free kick, and the stance. Yea, locks you in, you know, I fell in love at first sight.”
Speed’s enthusiasm and passion have earned him many fans throughout the world and hearing IShowSpeed talk about Ronaldo, the English legend, Rio Ferdinand couldn’t help but admire the fandom.