As revealed earlier in the week, Robbie Williams played the opening ceremony of the World Cup today, and has hit the headlines for giving the tournament’s millions of viewers the middle finger during his performance.
Williams performed a few songs to kick off the tournament (its first match being Russia vs. Saudi Arabia). Then, during the pause of one of his songs, he flipped the bird, gave the middle finger, or whatever you call it in whatever territory.
Robbie Williams.... any reason for this? pic.twitter.com/hjSHTSrqID
— Harry (@HarryCFC_) June 14, 2018
The reactions from tweeters all over the world have been divided. Some have praised the ‘rebel’, while others had some colourful language to criticize the singer with.
— Eazzie (@zicorulz) June 14, 2018
Typical Robbie Williams
— Rami (@boove101) June 14, 2018
Robbie Williams being a total boss with his middle finger Lol! ðŸ˜† #WorldCup
— MarshMix Plaza (@MarshMixPlaza) June 14, 2018
What a nob Robbie Williams is
— Edna Clouds (@Robyn_Akerman) June 14, 2018
Open my twitter to see “Robbie Williams flips off the entire world at the World Cup opening ceremony”
MY KING. ðŸ˜ðŸ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/4U5aHlAarC
— JOSH TAYLOR (@TheHaraJosh) June 14, 2018
— BangorBuoyNI (@dvdtcb) June 14, 2018
Robbie Williams gets the biggest gig of his career. 5 and a half hours before the watershed and he flips the whole world the middle finger. That is the sign of a man who’s done it all and is not arsed about doing it again! ðŸ'ÂÂ? ðŸ'ÂÂ? pic.twitter.com/idQVYNUuly
— Drew Reid (@Drewzz23) June 14, 2018
— The_Stevie (@The_Stevie) June 14, 2018
Not that anyone needed any further confirmation on this but what a damp fuckstick #RobbieWilliams is.
— Gemma Baguley (@MrsGBaguley) June 14, 2018
Robbie Williams swearing at the camera at the opening ceremony of the World Cup just shows you what a tactless and classless person he is.
Absolutely disrespectful and coupled with a nonchalant performance. He won’t care though. He will still get paid millions for it.
— ðŸ' DaddyMo PhD CEng ðŸ' (@officialdaddymo) June 14, 2018
— MancMiz ðŸÂÂ?ÂÂ? (@MancMiz) June 14, 2018
— Football Tips (@footballtips) June 14, 2018
The awkward moment when #RobbieWilliams middle finger is trending more than the actual world cup itself! lol
— MANNY (@MannyGentleman) June 14, 2018
The singer also made headlines earlier in the month when he got caught in a hotel fire in London.
Williams is also reportedly being lined-up up as a future ‘X Factor’ judge, alongside wife Ayda Field.