• World Cup Performer Robbie Williams Made Quite an Eyebrow-Raising Statement

    7 days ago - By Time

    It's been a minute since English singer Robbie Williams , a member of former boy band Take That in its '90s heyday, has graced a globally-televised stage. At Thursday's 2018 World Cup opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, however, the performer got to do just that. And he used his moment in the spotlight to grace audiences with a number of his classic hits - as well as to flip the bird at the cameras during his show.
    Although the controversial moment was not televised on the ITV broadcast to British viewers, others watching - and all of Twitter, once the clip was...
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  • Russia beats Saudi Arabia 5-0 for first World Cup win in 16 years

    8 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    Russia opened its World Cup on Thursday with a quick, energetic opening ceremony that featured a giant fire bird made from crepe paper, English pop singer Robbie Williams flipping off the cameras, a lot of juggling and a speech from president Vladimir Putin. Then Russia's national team went out...
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  • Robbie Williams Flips Middle Finger to Camera During World Cup Opening Ceremony

    8 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup began with a bird. No, it wasn't an eagle soaring high above the sky like you see in many American sporting events. Instead, it was a big old flipped bird from English pop singer Robbie Williams...
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  • An opera singer, a middle finger, and Putin's speech: All the best photos from the 2018 World Cup opening ceremony

    An opera singer, a middle finger, and Putin's speech: All the best photos from the 2018 World Cup opening ceremony

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    The waiting is over - the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has finally begun.
    On Thursday, English pop singer Robbie Williams and Russian opera singer Aida Garifullina joined forces to deliver a memorable three-song concert ahead of the tournament's opening match between host country Russia and Group A opponents Saudi Arabia.
    The opening ceremony had everything - from gymnastics and pyrotechnics to Williams giving the FOX TV camera the middle finger.
    Russian president Vladimir Putin even delivered a speech.
    Check out all the best, most mesmerising, and controversial photographs from the...
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  • World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: Highlights and Twitter Reaction

    8 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium gave a raucous reception as the 2018 FIFA World Cup got under way on Thursday with an opening ceremony to set the tone for the tournament...
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  • Robbie Williams flips the bird at World Cup

    Robbie Williams flips the bird at World Cup

    8 days ago - By Sporting News

    British singer Robbie Williams showed the world his middle finger during the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow.
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  • British singer Robbie Williams turns heads with gesture during pre-World Cup set

    8 days ago - By National Post

    MOSCOW -
    British singer Robbie Williams had social media aflutter Thursday when he flipped off a global TV audience in the opening ceremony of the World Cup.
    The 44-year-old Williams showed the world the finger during his final song “Rock DJ” as he prowled down the sideline of Luzhniki Stadium before the opening tournament match between host Russia and Saudi Arabia.
    Williams changed the lyrics before the extending his middle finger to the camera directly in front of him.
    The song usually goes: “Pimpin' ain't easy. Most of them fleece me every night.” Instead he sang “Pimpin' ain't easy...
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  • The Latest: Pop star Williams gives World the finger

    8 days ago - By Boston Herald

    MOSCOW - The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup : 6:42 p.m. British pop star Robbie Williams has stuck his middle finger at the camera while performing on the field before the opening game of the World Cup. The gesture was produced while Williams was singing "Rock DJ" at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Russia is playing Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the tournament. The game is being shown live to an expected global television audience of hundreds of millions, including on Fox in the United States. 6:30 p.m.
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  • World Cup begins with star flipping off the camera

    World Cup begins with star flipping off the camera

    8 days ago - By New York Post

    If you didn't know who Robbie Williams was, now might be a good time to learn. Williams, a British singer, is about to become a meme after flipping off the camera at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in the midst of his performance. The 44-year-old was part of Take That, a pop group,...
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  • Watch: Robbie Williams Flips Off the Camera During World Cup Opening Ceremony

    8 days ago - By SI

    Robbie Williams made an interesting hand gesture during the World Cup opening ceremony.
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  • Robbie Williams gave the world the middle finger during World Cup opening ceremony

    Robbie Williams gave the world the middle finger during World Cup opening ceremony

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    The 2018 World Cup kicked off in Russia on Thursday with the opening ceremony, and entertainer Robbie Williams had an interesting message for the world.
    Williams performed a few songs to kick off the tournament. During a pause in one song, and while standing near the sideline, the Englishman looked into one of the cameras and gave the world the middle finger.
    Here is the moment captured by Fox.
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