Sky Sports activities has rapidly and quietly terminated its current collaboration with YouTuber IShowSpeed. The channel has scrubbed its social media of almost each clip that includes the one-time Valorant steamer after clips re-emerged on-line of a misogynistic rant he made on his Twitch channel again in April, The Athletic experiences.

IShowSpeed—often simply referred to as ‘Velocity’—has tens of millions of followers on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, and was enlisted by Sky Sports activities to assist gin-up some enthusiasm for the channel’s protection of the Premier League. Velocity appeared in clips on Sky Sports activities’ social media and even in broadcast segments on the channel itself, studying crew information alongside veteran sports activities reporter Geoff Shreeves. A recording of that look nonetheless survives on YouTube, under.

However that look, together with virtually each single different one, has now been obliterated from Sky Sports activities’ social media solely. It appears that evidently, sooner or later, Sky execs had been made conscious of a video of the streamer verbally abusing a feminine participant in Valorant again in April this 12 months.

That occasion was extensively reported-on when it occurred, and ended up getting Velocity banned from each single Riot game on the market. He is additionally banned from Twitch for a distinct misogynistic rant, so it is a thriller as to the way it took this lengthy for Sky to cotton-on to the streamer’s well-documented previous behaviour.

PCG has reached out to IShowSpeed for remark and can update if we hear again.

Solely a solitary clip that includes Velocity  survives on the Sky Sports activities Twitter account at this level. The remainder have been quietly faraway from the channel’s platforms, and The Athletic experiences that Sky has opted to sever ties with Velocity fully going ahead. The streamer—a teenage American—was apparently solely within the UK to see Cristiano Ronaldo play, and was devastated to be taught the legendary footballer wasn’t enjoying in both of the matches he’d attended. Some may name that karma.