Career years: 2004-Present
A David Beckham stan comparison would be apt here if Ryan Sheckler had achieved anything close to what Becks has done on the pitch. The fangirl type of stan that Beckham attracts is born out of the success on the field—Sheckler's stans flock to him because of his reality television fame and his washboard abs, not because of his actual skating prowess. #TheThirst is real out here for Sheckler stans. When that kind of teenybopper stan inflicts athletics, two worlds collide to the detriment of everyone, leaving the Internet broken and nobody happy.