The World Cup may be over now, but at least it left us with plenty of memories.
Sweet, sweet, viral memories.
The final, crowning jewel has to be Vladimir Putin’s umbrella, though.
Putin watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia alongside French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Sunday.
After the match was over, they took to the pitch for the ceremony — at which point it started raining.
There was only one man who managed to stay dry, though.
It’s now absolutely bucketing down at the Luzhniki. Lackeys have appeared with umbrellas for the heads of state and FIFA dignitaries. Putin was the first to get his umbrella as Infantino, Macron and the Croatian president got soaked.
— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) July 15, 2018
Here’s a smiling Putin, sporting the only umbrella in sight.
The lone umbrella presented some truly excellent caption opportunities.
Finally, though, they managed to find a few more.
Ultimately there’s only one man in that picture who’s managed to escape getting drenched.