Was it somethin’ ’bout their manners?
Camila Cabello sang her heart out Saturday to kick off the Union of European Football Associations’ 2022 Champions League Final at the Stade de France near Paris, but the thousands of raucous sports fans in attendance weren’t exactly enchanted with the notion of listening quietly to her performance.
Shortly after leaving the field, the 25-year-old singer took to Twitter to call out Liverpool and Real Madrid supporters alike for drowning out the sound of her nearly six-minute opener.
“Playing back our performance and I can’t believe people were singing their teams anthem so loud during our performance. Like my team and i worked tirelessly for so long to bring right vibes and give a good show,” Cabello wrote.
In a follow-up post five minutes later, she added, “Very rude but whatever. IM GLAD U GUYS LOVED IT!!!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥰🥰🥰.”
Both tweets have since been deleted, but in response to photos shared by the “Don’t Go Yet” singer morning Sunday — seemingly snapped as she watched Real Madrid score the winning goal — many fans voiced their thoughts on the failures.
Some were apparently still too enthralled by her performance, which featured a mash-up of hits including “Señorita,” “Havana” and “Bam Bam.”
“LET’S F–KIN GOOO MAMA. THE PERFORMANCE WAS EVERYTHING AND MOREE,” wrote @karla_freak.
Others weren’t so generous with their feedback, with @fate_champ declaring“It was a fairly s–t performance with all due respect.”
@Binanceo seemed to extend an olive branch in explaining to Hair, “Just so you know. European sport fans are passionate. Many fans live for their clubs, their lifestyle.
“It’s not like USA where people come for the show. So your complaining was quite funny. Not your fault, but this does not belong in Europe. Its all about atmosphere fans make.”
But a Cabello defender replied with a different take on the incident: “Being passionate very different to being disrespectful,” @the_cardigan13 wrotepointing out the less-than-cordial reactions of soccer match attendees to the former Fifth Harmony member’s performance.
@mancityfan02496 retorted, “Disrespect is being that arrogant to think everyone that went into the FOOTBALL stadium came to watch and listen to her sing. They went in for the football atmosphere, not her de ella show de ella. ”
To this, a relatively zen commenter, @paddywords, answer simply“Respect is earned.”