KSI was compelled to take up his spot in purpose for Sidemen FC of their highly-anticipated charity soccer match towards YouTube All-Stars as issues have been raised about him selecting a possible damage. The rapper, boxer and YouTube sensation led his crew out onto the pitch on the London Stadium however volunteered to between the sticks to keep away from a disastrous damage which might jeopardise his upcoming boxing bout.
The 30-year-old – whose actual identify is Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – organised the charity match which is ready to boost hundreds of thousands of kilos for his or her chosen organisations after promoting 60,000 tickets on the London Stadium.
However KSI was denied the possibility of an excellent purpose on the house of West Ham, as a substitute being compelled to go choose up the gloves in purpose, with one eye on his mouthwatering conflict towards Tommy Fury on the AO Area in Manchester in six weeks’ time.
“Clearly I’ve bought a combat on the 14th [next month] towards Tommy Fury. I’ve a better probability of not getting injured being in purpose,” KSI mentioned within the pre-match interview.
“That is my first time stepping into purpose and it is not simple. I bear in mind I might make enjoyable of all these goalkeepers letting the objectives in. I may need bit off greater than I can chew!
“I nonetheless wish to preserve a clear sheet. I do know they will try to shoot from lengthy vary, take a look at the goalkeeper, take a look at my fingers and I will do my finest and see what occurs.”
KSI was given an early scare when he was organising his wall for an upcoming free-kick, earlier than the referee allowed the YouTube All-Stars to take the kick rapidly.
Caught out of place, he scrambled throughout purpose and pushed the ball across the submit, sparing his personal blushes as he furiously roared at his team-mates for not getting themselves organised.
However it did not take lengthy for his internet to bustle, with Chris MD scoring a sensational solo purpose as he beat three gamers earlier than slotting into the far nook to make it 1-1 after Behzinga – the diehard Hammers supporter – scored the opener on his membership’s house turf. Halfway by way of the second half, the Sidemen have been nonetheless main 4-3 after KSI conceded a long-range effort from Fosh.
The occasion proved to be vastly fashionable with these within the floor in addition to these at house, with over 2.1m individuals tuning into the YouTube livestream on the Sidemen’s official web page.
Proceeds from the sport would go to charities reminiscent of Teenage Most cancers Belief, CALM, M7 Training and Rays of Sunshine, with fashionable rapper Aitch performing on the half-time interval.