Robbie Williams performed this song at the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony held in Moscow on June 14, 2018. In typically cheeky mood, he changed the lyrics just moments before sticking his middle finger up at the camera. The line in the song should be:Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But Williams belted out:Most of them fleece me
I did this for free
The UK coverage of the opening ceremony missed the controversial moment. However, in the US, where giving the bird and big sporting events don't mix (like MIA's middle finger during her Super Bowl performance with Madonna of Give Me All Your Luvin'
"), it was seen in all its glory. Fox quickly issued a statement distancing itself from Williams' digit.