Mark Goldbridge And Ishowspeed Dugout Snap Turned Into An Insanely Cold FIFA 23 Cover

The international break is usually boring for football fans across the globe, barring some who genuinely enjoy these matches.

Unless a tournament like Euros or the World Cup is on, matches between nations rarely attract the glamour and attention that captures the imagination like club football.

With five more days until Premier League resumes, people have had to look for other places to get their dose of footballing action.

One such action came in the form of the charity match held recently between some YouTube stars. You can know more about it here.

The match ended with a huge scoreline of 8-7, attracted many as 2.5 million concurrent viewers at one point and raised as much as £1,00,000 for some charities.

All in all, a good day at the office for these lads.

But just because all this was in jest and for charity does not mean that players did not give it their all.

Just 16 seconds into the game, American stream IShowSpeed took KSI out with a red-card-worthy challenge.

Speed on top of KSI after brutal tackle

Speed, as he is called, and KSI were also involved in an exchange in the build-up to the game, with KSI even saying, “My goal is to make sure Speed has a terrible time playing against me.” Tweets like this may have prompted the American’s response.

Speed is famous for his take on Ronaldo’s famous SIU celebration.

The YouTuber is a huge CR7 fan and had the whole stadium “Siu”-ing even before the match had begun.

https://twitter.com/txtvaz/status/1573715042872197121

IShowSpeed, playing for the YouTube AllStars, was managed by The Unite Faithful and Talksport personality Mark Goldbridge.

At one point in the match, Goldbridge, almost looking like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was seen giving instructions to Speed, who was wearing Number 7, to replicate his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.

This moment was captured on camera, and dare we say looks like taken out of a movie.

Twitter took this photo to heart, with some even making it their phone lock screen.

The best treatment, however, was given by another United fan Matthew McFadyen.

He used the image and edited it on a popular football video game’s upcoming edition, FIFA 23.

FIFA 23’s original cover stars are PSG star Kylian Mbappe and Chelsea Women’s Sam Kerr.

Dare I say, the Speed and Goldbridge cover looks a lot lot better than either of the covers FIFA came up with.

With the Ted Lasso crossover already done, maybe the next thing for EA could do to sell more games is to include the Sidemen and YouTube AllStar players.