Ronnie Pickering goes viral again seven years after famous vid
Seven years to the day after he spoke the words "do you know who I am", Hull man Ronnie Pickering has gone viral again.
On September 21 2015, Ronnie Pickering's "road rage" video, in which he came face to face with a moped rider, became an internet sensation and racked up millions of views. Unbeknown to Ronnie, his words would be forever remembered.
The video was then posted on to YouTube, shooting the Bransholme grandad, who didn't realise he was being recorded, to an unlikely fame.
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One user posted on Reddit today to commemorate the anniversary of "road rage Ronnie's" viral video, stating: "Seven years ago a legend was born". The post was soon voted on to the front page of the social media site and comments flooded in.
Another user who vividly remembered the video that "broke the internet" said: "I know of no reason why Ronnie Pickering's' seething should ever be [forgotten]." Another said: "We all know his name [as] 1,000 memes must have helped us remember".
"I got a picture with him once in a nightclub in Hull," one person wrote. "Got posted on their Facebook page before it closed but thankfully I have it saved to my phone."
"I remember he called me and my friends 'absolute legends' and a 'great bunch of lads'. He bought us all a drink, he was a sound guy tbh but I’ve shown so many people that photo because they don’t believe I actually met him!" the Reddit user continued.
Another wrote: "He must have had years of people shouting do you know who I am or look it’s Ronnie f****** Pickering. I can’t see one of those awful cars and not think of him."
Previously speaking to Hull Live about his rise to internet fame, Ronnie said that he was not bitter, but suggested the famous video did not accurately represent the events of the day. "People have rows like that all the time but they are not always filmed. The guy wanted a reaction and he got one. The video was heavily edited. The footage of him winding me up wasn’t there at all," he recalled.
"He edited much of himself out and made it look like he was the victim", he continued, "To be honest, I was just spouting a lot of gobbledygook. I said things I wouldn’t normally say. I now wish I had never said all that, but what can you do?"
Ronnie was later given an "alternative" blue plaque in Hull as a tribute to his role in internet culture. He is said to now be leading a quieter life, even while the internet is proving it will never forget.
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