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Is swearing illegal in Russia? Robbie Williams swears at the World Cup 2018 opening ceremony

10 days ago   |   By The Irish Sun

TAKE That star Robbie Williams shocked a live TV audience of six million by swearing directly at the camera during the World Cup opening ceremony.
But what exactly did the Angels singer do, and is swearing actually illegal in Russia? Here's what we know...
Robbie Williams expressed his appreciation to his six million viewers at the World Cup opening ceremony
What did Robbie Williams do?
Dressed in a leopard print suit, the 44-year-old gave a smiling middle finger to the camera while belting out Rock DJ at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Viewers clearly witnessed the musician swearing directly to six...
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World Cup 2018: Robbie Williams shocks live TV audience of six million by sticking middle finger up to camera during opening ceremony

World Cup 2018: Robbie Williams shocks live TV audience of six million by sticking middle finger up to camera during opening ceremony

10 days ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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World Cup 2018: Robbie Williams middle figure leads to Kyle Walker trolling Dele Alli after singer's obscene gesture at opening ceremony

10 days ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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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

10 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: Robbie Williams SHOCKS as he changes lyrics - 'I did this for free'

World Cup 2018: Robbie Williams SHOCKS as he changes lyrics - 'I did this for free'

10 days ago   |   By Daily Express

WORLD CUP 2018 kicked off earlier today with a stunning opening ceremony in Russia. As Robbie Wiliams took to the global stage, the star has caused a stir with his Rock DJ lyric change and swearing.
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World Cup starts with glitzy opening ceremony - and a middle finger

10 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Russia and Saudi Arabia fans are out in full force ahead of the 2018 World Cup opener.
Robbie Williams got the ball rolling at the World Cup and the crowd pumping in a traditional glitzy opening ceremony in Moscow, though he couldn't avoid a bit of controversy.
Earlier in the day, the World Cup trophy itself was delivered into the Luzhniki Stadium - where the final will take place in 31 days - by Iker Casillas, a man already well acquainted with the feeling of hoisting it aloft.
As for the ceremony itself, the organisers managed to pack a lot of spectacle into 10 minutes.
First...
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Robbie Williams flips middle finger during World Cup Opening Ceremony 2018: 'British legend' swears to billions on stage

10 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

Twitter went into meltdown over the rude gesture
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Robbie Williams Flips The Bird During Divisive World Cup Opening Ceremony Performance

Robbie Williams Flips The Bird During Divisive World Cup Opening Ceremony Performance

10 days ago   |   By Huffington Post

Robbie Williams took on the task of opening the 2018 World Cup on Thursday afternoon and stunned fans around the world by sticking his middle finger up at the camera midway through his set. The ‘Party Like A Russian' singer put on a show at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, kicking things off, of course, with a rendition of one of his signature hits, ‘Let Me Entertain You'. At one point, he was joined by footballing legend Ronaldo , as well as Russian harpist Alexander Boldachev. Operatic singer Aida Garifullina then outdid everyone by arriving on a gigantic mechanical phoenix, before duetting...
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World Cup: Robbie Williams SHOCKS as he flips finger in rude gesture during song Rock DJ at football event's Opening Ceremony

World Cup: Robbie Williams SHOCKS as he flips finger in rude gesture during song Rock DJ at football event's Opening Ceremony

10 days ago   |   By OK

Robbie Williams shocked as he flipped the finger at the FIFA 2018 World Cup
Robbie Williams turned the air blue at the FIFA 2018 World Cup before the action on the pitch had even began, flipping the finger at a cameraman as he opened the football event in Russia.
The Take That star was belting out a rendition of hit track Rock DJ when he stuck up his middle finger in the rude gesture, showing the cheeky chap side to his character.
Stoke-born Robbie, who looked stylish in a ...
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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

10 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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Robbie Williams shows middle finger on TV during World Cup opening ceremony

10 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Russia and Saudi Arabia fans are out in full force ahead of the 2018 World Cup opener. English singer Robbie Williams began the World Cup by displaying an obscene gesture towards the camera during the opening ceremony.
The pop star was singing at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow before the first game of the tournament when he showed his middle finger to the TV cameras, with hundreds of millions of viewers expected to tune in.
Williams had been criticised in both Russia and England before the event for agreeing to participate in the ceremony.
Russians had objected to his song "Party...
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Robbie Williams stuns fans after giving World Cup TV viewers the finger

Robbie Williams stuns fans after giving World Cup TV viewers the finger

10 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

WARNING MATURE CONTENT: Football fans exploded on Twitter after noticing the ageing singer stick his middle finger up during a performance of his hit song 'Angels' during Thursday's ceremony.
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Robbie Williams turns World Cup Opening ceremony air blue as he triumphantly SWEARS at TV camera

Robbie Williams turns World Cup Opening ceremony air blue as he triumphantly SWEARS at TV camera

10 days ago   |   By The Mirror

The star performed in front of President Putin and millions of football fans around the world - and added a rude gesture for good luck
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World Cup 2018: Robbie Williams shocks live TV audience of six billion as he sticks middle finger up to camera during opening ceremony

10 days ago   |   By The Sun


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