Robbie Williams performed at the opening ceremony for the 2018 World Cup in Russia prior to the tournament’s opening game on Thursday.
Fans were treated to a grand show on the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow that also featured Brazilian legend Ronaldo and a speech from Vladimir Putin.
Impressions of the event were varied and these were the best of the Russia 2018 World Cup opening ceremony jokes:
World: "Hope it's an entertaining opening ceremony"
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) June 14, 2018
As i watch the opening ceremony taking a bite of my chicken, i look up to see this white man pull the middle finger at me on the telli. 😂
— Ned Flanders (@thatkiddGlen) June 14, 2018
In Russia, opening ceremony enjoys you
— Charles Boehm (@cboehm) June 14, 2018
Robbie Williams at the opening ceremony? We’re gonna win the World Cup 🏆👀
— THE MANOR 〽️ (@_TheManor) June 14, 2018
I sat next to an insurance salesmen when @robbiewilliams performed at the World Cup opening ceremony.
And through it all, he offered me protection…
— Dad's Puns (@DadsPuns) June 14, 2018
— James Cooray Smith (@thejimsmith) June 14, 2018
Quite sad that Robbie Williams singing at the opening ceremony will probably be the best performance by an Englishman at the World Cup 🙈😂
— Chris Fleming (@Cfleming91) June 14, 2018
Robbie Williams has the face of a man who cannot believe that Robbie Williams is playing the opening of the 2018 World Cup
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) June 14, 2018
— Jon Rest (@jonrest) June 14, 2018
— West Sydney Football (@WestSydney) June 14, 2018
— Historical Sport (@HistorySport_) June 14, 2018
— Brendy Boyle (@BrendyBoyle) June 14, 2018
— Hayden Barry 🏴 (@haydenbarry1997) June 14, 2018
— Im in Love with the Soto (@ChazMichaelMur1) June 14, 2018
The only good opening ceremony ever was when Diana Ross missed that penalty.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) June 14, 2018
You’re telling me the World Cup is in Russia this year and they couldn’t get VITAS for the opening ceremony? pic.twitter.com/3xHVfBR5MR
— Meg Turney (@megturney) June 14, 2018
Bit weird of Putin to wear his ex-wife's fluffy bra to the opening ceremony. pic.twitter.com/7H38LiQmgA
— Sun Bets (@SunBets) June 14, 2018
— rachel (@cherylopossom) June 14, 2018
— Kenyadian Gooner (@KenyadianGooner) June 14, 2018
— IYKYK… (@terryhayden_92) June 14, 2018
— UNILAD Sport (@UNILADFooty) June 14, 2018
— Mancienne Kenner (@fritzelisches) June 14, 2018
Worst opening ceremony in world cup history
— Kenyal Wynne (@ken_ray1) June 14, 2018