France lifted the FIFA Football World Cup trophy defeating Croatia in a thrilling 4-2 game in Moscow on Sunday. And much like the match, the presentation ceremony was full of events, with no dearth of drama. One unidentified woman official present on the podium was seen sneaking in a world cup medal into her pocket! Yes, standing right behind Russian President Vladimir Putin, she was busted where her ‘act’ was caught on camera — being broadcast worldwide.
French players and staff were collecting their world cup gold medal when this woman decided to smoothly steal a medal with a nice grin on her face. People watching the ceremony on TV were quick to see the royal blue ribbon of the medal being tucked into her blazer’s pocket. And the footage of the woman’s brazen heist quickly spread on the Internet like wildfire.
Am I the only one who saw this woman steal a medal?! 👀😂🤦🏿♂️
— Cosby Siringi (@TheRealCosbo) July 15, 2018
On Twitter people were surprised how she dared to steal a world cup memento for herself, right under Putin’s nose. While some sarcastically said she didn’t want the medals to get soaked in the sudden showers, many wondered if there were extra medals so she just put it away. One user also joked that it was for “Harry Kane”, while another added that it was “for Messi”. Not just on Twitter, the footage dominated even on Reddit and one user dubbed it as “Russian medalling”.
— Mwes M Drew™ (@_mwes) July 15, 2018
This woman stole a World Cup Medal during the ceremony 😂😂😂
she probably said:
“This one’s gonna go to Messi” pic.twitter.com/mDKFNAPozX
— Meninist Sports (@MeninistSports) July 16, 2018
Wait so this woman next to putin is putting a medal in her own pocket 😂 https://t.co/meOQhpgokt
— ltechk1 (@ltechk1) July 16, 2018
— Most Creative™ 🇺🇬 (@PhathahOfficial) July 15, 2018
— Moe (@MOMMoeK) July 15, 2018
— Kabelo Dimpe (@KabeloD18) July 16, 2018
A world cup medal thief is on the loose🏅🏃 this woman 😂😂 https://t.co/8C02wV5JeP
— Czar Gomazana (@CGomazana) July 16, 2018
Tie breaker question in your local soccer quiz, “can you name the woman who stole a World Cup medal”.!!!!😳😳 https://t.co/0FkY2Cmodr
— Danz (@dannybroderick1) July 15, 2018
Amazing – woman steals a World Cup winner’s medal in broad daylight! https://t.co/VWffpaLoOz
— David Langdown (@langers101) July 15, 2018
— David (@CountKeita) July 15, 2018
Ladies! Ladies!! Ladies!!!
How and Why will you Steal a Medal in this Type of Tournament?
Lord God Almighty!!!
— Chris Columbus (@scanaranbaxy) July 15, 2018
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