World Cup 2018 came to an end with France taking home the winner’s trophy for the second time, after defeating Croatia 4-2 in a spectacular final in Moscow, Russia. With six goals in just 90 minutes, the match was filled with much drama and adrenaline rush.
Even the presentation ceremony received its tad bit of drama, when a torrential downpour soaked the spectators, the officials, the players and even the presidents.
During the post-match ceremony when the Russian president, Vladmir Putin was handing out the trophy to the winning team on the stage, he had his personal umbrella holder already in place to shield him from the rain.
So while the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and the French President Emmanuel Macron who were also present on the stage got drenched, Putin was the only one who was offered an umbrella.
This incident raised a lot of eyeballs on social media as people took to Twitter to mock the Russian president. From Putin memes to one-liner jokes, the micro-blogging site was soon flooded by them.
‘Do They Have Only One Umbrella In Russia?’
Here, have a look!
Putin is the Rajinikant of Russia.— Desi Me Trolling (@BigotBaba) July 15, 2018
Rain doesn't wet him, he wets the rain
Imagine being the person on the platform who had the first umbrella.— Chris Quilietti (@ChrisQ_1) July 15, 2018
Then having to deciding which world leader to hold it over.
Putin probably your safest option. #WorldCupFinal
Do they only have one umbrella in Russia?!! ??— Siobhan ⚽️?? (@Sio_Chamberlain) July 15, 2018
‘My Umbrella Is My Umbrella. Not Your Umbrella’
I wonder if someones getting fired because they didn't stop the rain while Putin was on this stage— JP Ricciuto (@JayRicciuto) July 15, 2018
Putin to @EmmanuelMacron : "my umbrella is my umbrella, its not your umbrella, you French fry get yourself soaked in rain first "?? #FIFAWorldCup #FRACRO #FrancevsCroatia #FinalRusia2018 pic.twitter.com/IBhsuxGfA4— imad choudhury (@utpatang_tweets) July 15, 2018
‘Is That Trump Holding Putin’s Umbrella?’
So the Russians only remembered an umbrella for their own President Putin... left the leaders of France and Croatia out in the rain for minutes... pretty much sums up today’s international politics. #WorldCup18 pic.twitter.com/W5UDTTwMxS— Keir Simmons (@KeirSimmons) July 15, 2018
It that Trump holding Putin’s umbrella? pic.twitter.com/1k6w7eQyWT— Thomas B (@BaseballThomasB) July 15, 2018
Putin uses an umbrella in torrential rain at World Cup Finals while everyone else including the female Croatian President get soaked. ?Now who does that remind me of? ? pic.twitter.com/VfJM6EgQDM— Carlos Irwin (@money_talks65) July 15, 2018
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