Fans want ‘whole thing cancelled’ due to Morgan Freeman’s World Cup lip syncing

Morgan Freeman's lip syncing at the World Cup opening ceremony was "so bad" that fans want the "whole thing cancelled".

The tournament kicked off on Sunday afternoon as host nation Qatar took on Ecuador in group A, ahead of England's first match on Monday. Prior to the first match, the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, fans were treated to an entertaining opening ceremony, which included an appearance from actor Freeman.

However, the lip syncing of Freeman had fans flocking to social media to slam the ceremony and some have even called for the tournament to be cancelled as a result.

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One fan tweeted: "They've badly lip sync'd Morgan Freeman. Cancel the whole thing." Another joked: "Morgan Freeman's Worst Role since Evan Almighty?"

A third supporter added: "Morgan Freeman wouldn't do to well in a lip sync battle." One more also commented: "This is going hard but watching Morgan Freeman try to keep in sync with the audio is painful."

Freeman, who had been a part of the USA's failed bid to host the 2022 World Cup, headlined the ceremony alongside K-pop star Jung Kook.

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Dua Lipa had been rumoured to make an appearance before taking to social media to deny any involvement and hit out at Qatar's human right's record.

The veteran actor also had a powerful message for those watching inside the stadium and around the world. Speaking on stage, he explained: "What unites us here in this moment is so much greater than what divides us. How can we make it last longer than just today?"

Following the ceremony, the host nation Qatar and Ecuador kicked off the tournament, with the match having been moved forward a day to allow the hosts to play in the opening fixture.

Both sides will go on to play Senegal and the Netherlands during the group stage, with those two nations facing each other on Monday.

Group B will also get underway on the second day of the tournament, with England facing Iran before Wales and the USA go head to head.


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