The Ballon d'Or Ceremony held in Paris on October 30th provided its fair share of memorable moments. Still, one of the most hilarious incidents came when American Youtuber IShowSpeed fell for a prank orchestrated by none other than world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic.
IShowSpeed, known for his popular live streams, hosted a special IRL (In Real Life) stream from the event, where he interacted with numerous famous sports personalities. However, he failed to recognize Novak Djokovic, a long-time Milan supporter and unwittingly fell for Djokovic's playful claim that he played for the Rossoneri.
IShowSpeed admitted that he believed Serena Williams and Tiger Woods were the best tennis players and confessed to not following the sport. Although he felt he had seen Djokovic's face before, he couldn't name it. This humorous interaction quickly went viral on social media.
IShowSpeed's blunder: Novak Djokovic's light-hearted deception
IShowSpeed recently discovered the truth and reacted to the video on his YouTube channel. He expressed his shock and regret at not recognizing the best tennis player in the world, a 20-time Grand Slam champion and one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He also pondered why people seem to enjoy trolling him, saying, "I thought f**king Tiger Woods and f**king Serena Williams were the best tennis players, turns out it was him, and I'm a mental man. I didn't even take a picture with him. Why do people keep trolling me, bro?"
The video of the prank has garnered over 10 million views on YouTube and has been shared by fans and celebrities on Twitter and Instagram. Many found the prank to be a lighthearted and entertaining moment, applauding Djokovic for his sense of humour and sportsmanship. Some viewers sympathized with IShowSpeed and suggested that he should consider learning more about tennis and other sports.
While the Ballon d'Or Ceremony was a star-studded affair that celebrated the best football players of the year, this unexpected interaction between Novak Djokovic and IShowSpeed added a touch of humour and unpredictability to the event. Lionel Messi emerged as the winner of his 8th Ballon d'Or, further cementing his status as one of the greatest footballers of all time.