FIFA World Cup 2018: Russian president Vladimir Putin's umbrella gets limelight during award ceremony
Russia president Vladimir Putin carried an umbrella during the award ceremony after France defeated Croatia 4-2 to lift the 2018 FIFA World Cup title at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.
He got trolled on social media for carrying an umbrella, while FIFA President Gianni Infantino, France President Emmanuel Macron and Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic got soaked in the rain during the award ceremony.
Twitterati were fast to spot the Russian President Putin and started trolling him.
Putin the only one with an umbrella. ... pic.twitter.com/MLQNqThhBl— Bandy (@Bandisto) July 16, 2018
Putin’s Umbrella steals the show at the Football World Cup Presentation pic.twitter.com/cvxQh8xlRH— Krish Indian🇮🇳 (@rssbjpside) July 16, 2018
Putin said Russia could be "proud" of its hosting of the football World Cup, judging it a success "in every respect" after Sunday's final.
"We can surely be proud of how we organised this tournament," Putin said in televised comments after France's victory against Croatia.
"We have made this grand event a success in every respect," he added.
"We have done it for our supporters, for Russians who are passionate about sport and for all those who love sport across the world."
Putin thanked the foreign fans who came to Russia for the tournament.