Robbie Williams punctuated the opening ceremony of a nice finger of honor – PATRIK STOLLARZ / AFP
We were not sure we saw it well. And yet. In front of a billion television viewers, at the opening ceremony of World Cup Russian version Robbie Williams swung a finger of honor with an Olympian calm.
The English have already won the World Cup (2) pic.twitter.com/q6ezInWXj9 – Darren Tulett (@ 1DarrenTulett) June 14, 2018
As a good chauffeur, the Brit interprets his greatest hits and takes us back to the 1990s during a glittering opening ceremony. Angels , Rock DJ , a cuckoo to the camera and hop, by the way, just a finger. The English class.
Just a finger?
We thought it was the crazy love between the ex Take That and the host country. In 2017, he had even proposed (jokingly) to represent Russia to Eurovision . “I would like to represent Russia on Eurovision. go ahead Russia we can win, “Robbie Williams smiled broadly in an interview with a Russian journalist for the show Poust govoriat (That they speak).
So, Robbie, why this finger? Would there be a connection with the criticisms recently directed against the singer, after he agreed to participate in the opening ceremony? After announcing that he would perform in Moscow, Robbie Williams, who had been delighted with the realization of a “child’s dream”, had been criticized in the UK after that choice.
For example, a Labor MP who deals with the Skripal case, Stephen Doughty, said he was “surprised and disappointed” that the artist “agreed to be paid by Russia and FIFA”.
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced in March that no minister or member of the British royal family would go to the World Cup after the poisoning in England of Skripal and her daughter, whose responsibility London assigns. Moscow.
Bill Browder, American businessman, co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, also openly questioned the singer’s choice on Twitter.
There’s lots of ways to make money @robbiewilliams , but selling your soul to a dictator should not be one of them. Shame on you. This message is on behalf of Sergei Magnitsky, Boris Nemtsov, Anna Politkovskaya, Natalia Estimirova, victims of MH17, 10,000 dead Ukrainian soldiers … https://t.co/gnpKHoUxrD – Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) June 12, 2018
“There are many ways to make money @robbiewilliams, but selling your soul to a dictator is not one. Shame on you. This message is sent in the name of Sergei Magnitsky (Russian tax lawyer killed in prison), Boris Nemtsov (murdered Russian statesman), Anna Politkovskaya, Natalia Estimirova (murdered Russian human rights activists and journalists), victims MH17, 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed … ”
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