Fox Apologizes for Robbie Williams’ World Cup Middle Finger Gesture

Fox Apologizes for Robbie Williams’ World Cup Middle Finger Gesture

Fox Apologizes for Robbie Williams’ World Cup Middle Finger Gesture

Spanish World Cup victor Iker Casillas, alongside Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova, brought the World Cup trophy onto the pitch in a sleek Louis Vuitton travel case, before Williams opened the song and dance numbers with the ever-reliable Let Me Entertain You.

He added: "Football will conquer Russian Federation, and from Russian Federation, football will conquer the world".

Robbie Williams kicked off this year's World Cup by performing a medley of his hits including Let Me Entertain You, Feel and Angels.

Ronaldo dummied the opening kick, allowing a child to pass the ball to mascot Zabivaka.

The quadrennial month-long event will see 32 nations, divided into eight groups, competing in 64 games over 32 days and fighting it out for the coveted trophy.

Many duly flocked to social media to voice their feelings on Williams' gesture - some hailed the singer, while others were offended.

The opening ceremony will begin to air in the United States, on the Fox network, at 10 a.m. ET, though performances are reported to take place one half hour prior to kick-off of the first game.

Wizkid has reacted to a rumor putting at the scene of the World Cup Opening Ceremony. The ball to be used in this inaugural match was sent into space in March, and was returned to earth earlier in June. Check out some more reactions to Williams' performance, below.

Stanislav Krasilnikov via Getty Images He was joined by Russian soprano Aida Garifullina. With around 800 co-stars and acrobats who were on the field, constantly entertaining the crowd with something also needs a special mention.

After Putin, Fifa president Gianni Infantino also gave a speech in Russian, English and Arabic.

In a word, the opening Ceremony of World Cup 2018 was short but it was really crisp and entertaining.

The former Take That singer marred what had been a vintage performance of his greatest hits during the World Cup's opening ceremony by showing his middle finger to the camera.

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