Pokimane is a name that needs no introduction for fans of the streaming community.
Her bubbly personality and relatable content have made her one of the most popular streamers on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.
While Pokimane is known primarily for her gaming content, her connection to football has been in the spotlight recently, especially after she came out as a Tottenham Hotspur fan.
The fact that Pokimane watches football has been evident for some time.
She has been known to tweet about matches and express support for teams, including the Moroccan national team.
However, it was her attendance at a Spurs match during London Fashion Week that really caught fans’ attention.
In a post on Instagram, Pokimane shared a photo of herself in a stylish black outfit and announced her plans to attend a Tottenham Hotspur match.
In the caption, she wrote, “first time in London for fashion week (+ the Tottenham vs. West Ham match.)” This sparked a debate among fans, with many wondering which team she would be supporting.
One fan, in particular, asked Pokimane if she was a Tottenham fan, and it was her response that really caught people’s attention.
Well, not to that exact question but to another comment under that question which said, “let’s be honest here. She probably had no clue what was going on”.
In a fiery retort, Pokimane wrote, “Of course, as a woman, there’s no way I can possibly comprehend the fundamentals of a sports game! I sat there dumbfounded the whole time! 🤯 jk I cheered for the spurs & was happy they won, a**hole.”
Her aggressive response caught many fans off guard, but it also showed her passion for the sport and her team.
In the aftermath of her post, Pokimane received a mix of positive and negative reactions from fans.
Some praised her for supporting Tottenham and showing her passion for the sport, while others criticized her for her aggressive response to the fan’s question.
However, the incident did not seem to faze her, and she continued to share her love for football with her followers.
Pokimane’s connection to football goes beyond just her support for Tottenham.
In a recent stream, she shared a story about meeting Mexican football legend Javier Hernández, also known as Chicharito.
The two had apparently met previously at the gym they both go to and had spent time together at a mutual friend’s place.
When Chicharito popped into her stream to say hello, Pokimane initially thought it was a prank but was thrilled to find out it was the real Chicharito. The two then spent some time reminiscing about their shared experiences.
While Pokimane’s connection to football may not be as well-known as her gaming content, it is clear that she has a passion for the sport and is not afraid to show it.
Her support for Tottenham may have caused some controversy, but it also showed her dedication to her team and her love for the sport.
As the world of esports and sports continue to overlap and influence each other, it will be interesting to see how other streamers like Pokimane continue to connect with different sports communities.