The World Cup started off today with quite a bang.
Coming into this week, singer Robbie Williams was being heavily criticized for performing at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 World Cup because Russia and Vladimir Putin are controversially hosting the games.
Today, Williams showed the entire world that he has some really, really, really, big kahunas.
Vladimir Putin invited this man into his home simply so he could sing at the Opening Ceremony of the World Cup…and leave; but once Williams got inside the stadium, he immediately started acting a whole fool.
First of all, Williams already had the Russian crowd feeling some type of way from the very start by his choice of song for the Opening Ceremony: Party Like a Russian.
Here is a little taste of the lyrics from a verse in Party Like a Russian…
It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation
To alleviate the cash from a whole entire nation
Take my loose change and build my own space station
(Just because you can, man)
Ain’t no refutin’ or disputin’ – I’m a modern Rasputin
Subcontract disputes to some brutes in Louboutin
Act highfalutin’ while my boys put the boots in
Then, for Williams’s grand finale, he only had one finger for Vladimir and Russia, alike.
Fortunately for the host country, its actual soccer team was unbothered by Robbie’s singing antics as they promptly went on to smack Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the first match of this year’s World Cup.
Flip the pages to see the video of Robbie Williams flicking off Vladimir Putin and the rest of Russia.