YouTuber Darren, famously known as IShowSpeed, went viral for his crazy outrages and reactions on the internet. His avid love for Cristiano Ronaldo has been extremely evident. Speed was also present in the World Cup final of 2022 and did something really unexpected from the stands.
The World Cup final went through all kinds of climax and anticlimax throughout the entire 120 minutes of the match. Di Maria and Lionel Messi’s two first-half goals made it look settled and quite obvious for the Albiceleste. In the late second half, France’s talisman Kylian Mbappe took the match by storm and scored twice in two minutes. The match saw another two goals by the number 10s of their respective team. Argentina won it on penalties ultimately.
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐎𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 🏆 pic.twitter.com/3NpKftz27p
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 19, 2022
IShowSpeed traveled to Qatar to see his idol Cristiano Ronaldo play. However, the first Portugal match he visited was the Round of 16 tie against Switzerland. Ronaldo was left on the bench that night.
This was not the first time Speed got snubbed to see Cristiano on the pitch. He went to watch Manchester United’s last Premier League match before the World Cup break against Fulham. An ill Cristiano didn’t even travel with the squad that day.
IShowSpeed unveils Lionel Messi’s shirt at the 2022 World Cup final
Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the quarterfinal match against Morocco as well. He came on as a second-half sub but failed to turn around Portugal’s one-goal deficit.
Darren turned up in the World Cup final wearing a Portugal jersey. His reaction to Lionel Messi’s first penalty goal of the match showed empathy for his idol. Kylian Mbappe scored two in quick succession to bring parity back for France and Speed excitedly shouted ‘GOAT’ referring to Mbappe. He removed his Portugal jersey and revealed his France jersey underneath.
Speed came to the world cup a Ronaldo fan, started today’s game as a France supporter, and leaves as a Messi believer. Congratulations Messi Congratulations Argentina #ishowspeed #ArgentinaVsFrance #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/aDrJc747SW
— AMO AMO (@atinukemo) December 18, 2022
The shock didn’t end there. After Gonzalo Montiel’s deciding penalty Speed went through another emotional trauma and removed his France t-shirt to unravel his Argentina jersey under it. The spectators around him went in shock and reacted hilariously to that moment. He went through a rollercoaster of emotions throughout the match and acted maybe in a state of shock.