“Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry fr” – Fans Sympathize With IShowSpeed and Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal Gets Kicked Out of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 by Morocco

Published 12/11/2022, 1:30 PM EST

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Morocco created history in soccer yesterday, after winning against Portugal in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. But all Portuguese fans across the globe would be sad as Portugal leaves the grandest soccer tournaments, and it could also be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last dance for his country. Among those many unhappy fans was the Twitch streamer IShowSpeed.

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Dareen Watkins Jr or, as everyone knows him, IShowSpeed, is one of the fastest-growing streamers on YouTube, with over 14.2 million subscribers. He is famous for his energetic personality and crazy actions on the livestream. Aside from the streaming community, the young American has started to make some name in the soccer community.

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Over the past few months, Speed has developed a huge interest in soccer. One of the prime reasons for him to fall in love with the sport was Cristiano Ronaldo. The 17-year-old has self-proclaimed himself the biggest fan. Further, he composed a rap song “Ronaldo [Sewey]” dedicated to the Portugal great.

IShowSpeed was sad after Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal’s exit from FIFA World Cup 2022

The 17-year-old American boy has traveled to Qatar. The reason for this long travel was to attend the ongoing FIFA World Cup and support his idol, Ronaldo.

One of the greatest players in the sport’s history, Cristiano Ronaldo, was also playing in the tournament for his country, Portugal. But the 37-year-old’s journey concluded after a shocking 1-0 defeat to Morocco. As a result, the African nation moved on to the semi-finals while the Portuguese squad would return home.

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Moreover, there are speculations that Portugal’s match against Morocco could be Ronaldo’s last international appearance. If it’s true, it would be heartbreaking for all Portugal fans. Recently, two clips have gone viral. In one video, Speed was in tears after Portugal’s exit. Meanwhile, the other showed Ronaldo crying in the tunnel after his defeat.

Fans react to Speed crying for Ronaldo and Portugal’s Word Cup defeat

Many fans sympathized with the 17-year-old, as they were disheartened to see Ronaldo exit from the World Cup in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, some asked Speed to support Morocco in the next World Cup.

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What are your thoughts about Ronaldo and Portugal’s exit from the FIFA World Cup 2022? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Ripan Majumdar

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Ripan Majumdar is an esports and F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan.
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