VIDEO: Robbie Williams gives middle finger at World Cup opening ceremony

Former Take That man flashes explicit gesture.

I really wanna know why Robbin Williams showed his middle finger at the opening ceremony of the #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/VnfSqp0IEi

— Urban Arsenal (@ArsenalUrban) June 14, 2018

Robbie Williams gave the middle finger to camera during his performance at the World Cup opening ceremony in Russia.

In among a medley of old hits, the former Take That singer flashed the rude gesture in what may or may not have been a politically motivated stunt.

Kyle Walker was quick to joke about it being a reference to Dele Alli, who received a one-match ban for giving his old Spurs team-mate a one-fingered salute while playing for England.

So nice of Robbie to say hello to @dele_official ! pic.twitter.com/R5jWVeR73F

— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) June 14, 2018