Was it something about their manners?
Camila Cabello sang heartily on Saturday to kick off the 2022 Union of European Football Associations Champions League final at the Stade de France near Paris, but the thousands of raucous sports fans present were not exactly enchanted with the idea of quietly listening to his performance.
Shortly after leaving the pitch, the 25-year-old singer took to Twitter to call out Liverpool and Real Madrid fans for drowning out the sound of her nearly six-minute opener.
“Replaying our performance, I can’t believe people were singing their team anthem so loudly during our performance. As my team and I have worked tirelessly for so long to create good vibes and give a good show,” Cabello wrote.
In a follow-up post five minutes later, she added, “Very rude but whatever. I’m glad you loved it!!!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥰🥰🥰.”
Both tweets have since been deleted, but in response to shared pictures by the “Don’t Go Yet” singer on Sunday morning – apparently broken as she watched Real Madrid score the winning goal – many fans expressed their thoughts on the fracas.
Some were apparently still too enthralled by her performance, which featured a medley of hits including “Señorita”, “Havana” and “Bam Bam”.
“LET’S F–KIN GOOO MAMA. THE PERFORMANCE WAS EVERYTHING AND MORE,” wrote @karla_freak.
Others weren’t as generous with their comments, with @fate_declaring field“It was a pretty shitty performance with all due respect.”
@Binanceo seemed to be extending an olive branch explaining to Cabello, ” Just so you know. European sports fans are passionate. Many fans live for their clubs, it’s their lifestyle.
“It’s not like in the United States where people come for the show. So your complaint was pretty funny. It’s not your fault, but it doesn’t belong to Europe. It’s a question of the atmosphere that the fans create.
But a Cabello defender responded with a different take on the incident: “Being passionate very different from being disrespectful,” @the_cardigan13 wrotehighlighting the less than cordial reactions from football gamegoers to the former Fifth Harmony member’s performance.
@mancityfan02496 retorted“The disrespect is so arrogant to think that everyone who entered the FOOTBALL stadium came to watch her and listen to her sing. They went to the football atmosphere, not her show.
To this, a relatively zen commenter, @paddywords, simply answered“Respect is earned.”