Sky Sports will no longer be collaborating with YouTuber ‘IShowSpeed’ in the future after his previous misogynistic comments emerged online.
‘Speed’, real name Darren Watkins Jr, was present for both Manchester Unitedlast week’s matches, at Old Trafford for their 3-1 loss to AstonVilla in the Carabao Cup on Thursday as well as the 2-1 victory against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday. He has 10.5 million TikTok followers, 5.4 million Instagram followers and 13.1 million YouTube subscribers.
During the Carabao Cup match, Sky Sports showed a clip of IShowSpeed in the stands. They also posted information about his attendance at the game on their Twitter account.
On Sunday, IShowSpeed appeared on the broadcast of United’s game against Fulham. The streamer appeared in a segment with Sky Sports presenter Geoff Shreeves, where he announced the team news – which did not appear Cristiano Ronaldo, much to Speed’s disappointment. He is also well known for his fandom towards Ronaldo and arrived at both United games last week hoping to see the Portugal international play.
Clips of the segment were posted on Sky Sports’ YouTube and Twitter account, along with other messages about his attendance at the match.
On Monday, however, previous content from IShowSpeed appeared online, where he can be seen making misogynistic and derogatory comments on his streams.
All traces of IShowSpeed have since been removed from social media channels and the Sky Sports website and the broadcaster have decided to cut all ties with him regarding future appearances on their channels.
IShowSpeed is a teenage social media personality, who rose to prominence after streaming a variety of video games including FIFA. In September, he also took part in a charity football match organized by YouTube collective The Sidemen, alongside other internet personalities, which raised over £1million.
IShowSpeed has been contacted for comment.
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