IShowSpeed meets Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Milan and it was carnage from start to finish

Speed asked Ibrahimovic if he preferred Ronaldo or Messi and got the most Zlatan response ever.

Popular streamer IShowSpeed bumped into Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his visit to Milan on Tuesday night – and it was by far his most random encounter yet.

The American content creator, real name Darren Watkins, is well-known for live-streaming games and general day-to-day life on his social media platforms – including a YouTube channel that has over 26.1 million subscribers.

Speed has been on a whistle-stop tour of Europe in recent weeks, visiting Sweden, Poland and Norway, where he was mobbed by hundreds of fans as he attempted to escape a shop.


He also live-streamed a watchalong of last week’s Euro 2024 quarter-final between France and Portugal. where he burst into tears as his idol Cristiano Ronaldo was knocked out of the competition.

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Now, the 19-year-old is creating content with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was genuinely happy to see Speed as he pronounced his name wrong throughout their meeting.

As you can see from the footage above, Speed was introduced to Ibrahimovic in the AC Milan dressing room. “Finally I get to meet you,” the Swede said. “This is the real deal.”


Speed would then try and take on Zlatan in a one-vs-one battle, although the American was floored after being shoulder-barged by the former Manchester United and PSG striker.

The pair later shared a taxi ride around the city, where Zlatan was asked if he prefers Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

Back in May, IShowSpeed managed to gain access to Manchester United’s FA Cup after-party.


The 19-year-old streamer, wearing his 2023/24 United shirt, was at Wembley and videos emerged of him having altercations with fans of both teams.

He was then invited into the after-party and posed for pictures with a whole host of players, including Marcus Rashford, Rasmus Hojlund, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Scott McTominay and Kobbie Mainoo.

In fact, Speed and Garnacho performed the Ronaldo ‘Siuuu’ celebration before Speed attempted to replicate his overhead kick against Everton.

There was also a moment where he showed goalkeeper Andre Onana the meme of him being compared to the content creator.

Image credit: YouTube/@IShowSpeed
Image credit: YouTube/@IShowSpeed

Speed also shared a moment with Erik ten Hag, who happily posed for a picture but looked extremely confused when Speed told the Dutchman to sign him.