YouTuber IShowSpeed attacked in Wembley stands during Manchester derby in FA Cup final

YouTube sensation IShowSpeed brought his electrifying presence to the iconic Wembley Stadium during the highly anticipated FA Cup final. However, the youtube star and Manchester United fan IShowSpeed was reportedly attacked during the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday, and allegedly had his phone hit out of his hand.

The 2022–23 FA Cup Final was the 150th final of the FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world. The match was played on 3 June 2023 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and was contested by Manchester City and Manchester United. Even though the Citizens won the match 2–1, the limelight has been taken by the YouTube sensation by his accusation of being attacked in the Wembley gallery. 

Speed gets attacked before his security team could intervene

The YouTuber’s day went from bad to worse when he was caught on camera ranting at the camera while he took a punch from an unknown attacker. Speed was streaming while at the stadium.

Speed, who had just been jarred backwards, is overheard saying, “What the f***?” as his security staff launches himself forward towards the man, almost falling in the process. Watkins is heard asking, “Why’d he just f****** punch me bro?” while the two appear to be scuffling. “Why’d he put his hands on me bro? I didn’t even touch him!”

By the end of the clip, the man has been surrounded by security and other spectators, who were holding him back.

IShowSpeed later provided an update on the incident, saying he couldn’t continue streaming live because of the incident.

“Shoutout to the FA and my team for letting me come to the FA Cup final and enjoy myself. See my favorite club in England, Manchester United, play. But there was an incident that happened in the stream.

Who is IShowSpeed?

IShowSpeed is a YouTube star with nearly 13 million subscribers. His real name is Darren Watkins Jr., and he rose to fame in 2021 thanks to TikTok videos of his trollish, violent, and often hilarious behavior during live streams, which were widely shared and turned into memes.

Also known as “Speed,” the 18-year-old American is known for his affectionate and passionate fandom for five times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. His music video titled “World Cup” released prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and has since gained 97 million views on YouTube.

Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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