“Ronaldo For Life”: IShowSpeed Trolls Lionel Messi’s Teammate By Taking Cristiano Ronaldo’s Name In His Absence

Published 10/30/2023, 3:33 PM EDT

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The stage for the 2023 Ballon d’Or is set. Revered legends and nominated players have come to the Théâtre du Chatelet in their well-pressed tuxedos. Apart from the recognizable names, a surprise individual graced the event: none other than IShowSpeed. While it hasn’t been over an hour since the event began, the YouTuber has already started his CR7 fan-moment campaign. In an eyebrow-raising incident, he managed to troll Lionel Messi’s teammate by taking Cristiano Ronaldo’s name.

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On the other hand, the Al Nassr star is absent from tonight’s prestigious event as he failed to make the cut for the first time in 20 years. While he may be missing, his baffling fanatic isn’t letting his absence affect anyone.

IShowSpeed trolls a teammate of Lionel Messi

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IShowSpeed is known for his humorous side. But more than that, it’s the YouTuber’s unified love for Ronaldo that has garnered him significant fame. Notably, fans witness him debating passionately to justify how Ronaldo is the GOAT. Certainly, his antics didn’t stop at the 2023 Ballon d’Or.

A clip circulating on X captures IShowSpeed exchanging pleasantries with Emiliano Martínez, Lionel Messi’s fellow player from Argentina. While shaking hands, the streamer star mentions, “Ay bro, nice to meet you, bro.” Meanwhile, Emiliano Martínez replied, “Nice to meet you too.”

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Speed then swiftly continued, “Bro, you know what I’m saying, Ronaldo for life man.” Interestingly, Martinez laughs and says, “Haha, no chance.” Speed also turns with a devil laugh and shows his tongue to the camera.

Indeed, this is quite a bold play from the YouTube sensation at an esteemed place. Tonight, Speed won’t let anyone miss Ronaldo, as he will be busy bringing the legendary Portuguese star to the limelight. While he is trolling other stars by chanting Ronaldo’s name, he is probably in for a disappointment after seeing Messi lift his 8th Ballon d’Or.

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Tonight, Messi will finally get the chance to lift his record eighth Ballon d’Or. Aside from him, this year’s prominent contenders, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, are also vying for the highly esteemed award. The anticipation is intense as fans worldwide eagerly await the historic announcement.

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Regrettably, Ronaldo is absent from the list of nominees. Nonetheless, there is considerable excitement surrounding the Ballon d’Or ceremony, and it promises to be a captivating event. Let the most deserving candidate claim the coveted trophy.

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Abhishek Mishra

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Abhishek Mishra is an experienced soccer writer at EssentiallySports. His early exposure to playing soccer earned him many accolades at zonal and district levels, making him a true sports enthusiast. As a die-hard fan of Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona, Abhishek's knowledge of European soccer is impeccable.
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