Soccer-Youtuber KSI and friends to sell out Charlton stadium - Reuters - 1 minute read

(Reuters) - British YouTuber KSI and other social media personalities are expected to attract a capacity crowd to Charlton Athletic’s Valley stadium for a charity soccer game this weekend, something the League One (third-tier) side have not managed this season.
The south-east London side’s stadium can hold over 27,000 fans but attendances have been well below that number this season, with their season opener against Derby County in August attracting a little over 17,000.
With Charlton playing away at Barnsley on Saturday, however, they are expected to fill their home venue when Sidemen FC take on a YouTube Allstars team, with the charity match being played after a gap of four years due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Sidemen, who have around 16.5 million followers on YouTube, will include YouTuber-turned-boxer KSI.
American YouTuber Logan Paul is also scheduled to play in the match, along with TikTok star Noah Beck.
Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

Source: Reuters

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