This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 17 November, 2019
Advertisement

Here's why a man named Ronnie Pickering is breaking the internet

“Do you know who I am?”

LAST WEEK, A YouTube user named Steve Midz uploaded a video of a verbal altercation he had with a driver.

In the video, we see a driver get into an argument with a man riding a moped. It quickly escalates and turns into a full-blown row.

Source: Steve Midz/YouTube

But one exchange in particular has captured the internet’s imagination.

At one point, the driver plays the “Do you know who I am?” card.

insta

And yells, “I’m Ronnie Pickering!”

insta

And now the internet is obsessed with him.

There have been countless Vines…

http://vine.co/v/eQW33g5e3jv

http://vine.co/v/eQuB6MhzHE1

http://vine.co/v/eQBeQJEamba

And tweets.

And memes.

And comedy polls.

poll

In short, Ronnie Pickering has broken the internet.

For his part, Pickering claims that the moped driver in question acted like a “muppet” and “encroached into [his] safety gap” on the road.

But the 54-year-old taxi driver told the Hull Daily Mail that he accepted that he might have overreacted.

To be really honest, I was out of order. It was an over-reaction. If you look at the video, there’s no doubting that it looks bad. But you have to understand that this was an extreme provocation.

He also maintains that he is “easy-going” and not the “monster” he is portrayed as in the video.

Do you know what else he is?

insta

<3

A baby was stranded on his bed… so he came up with a genius solution for getting off >

It looks like Hozier might have the most Irish backstage demands ever >

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Amy O'Connor

Read next:

COMMENTS

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel