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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Coldplay show sparks Twitter debate

Coldplay and Rihanna performed during the closing ceremony of the Paralympics
Coldplay and Rihanna performed during the closing ceremony of the Paralympics

Viewers took to Twitter to celebrate a fiery and colourful end to the Games, with much of the comment focusing on the prominence given to Coldplay.

As the band went through a full set of their hits, including their duet with Rihanna, Princess of China, opinion seemed to polarise between fans and those who thought it was all a bit much.

@NaomiMc was one of many who claimed Coldplay had hijacked the show, saying: "There seems to be a Coldplay concert on where the closing ceremony should be."

Labour MP Stella Creasy tweeted: "there's flame throwers near coldplay's guitars. I repeat flamethrowers *contemplates how quickly could get to stratford to rush stage*"

Controversial comedian Frankie Boyle referred to Coldplay's performance, joking: "The deaf athletes are having the last laugh."

But Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton tweeted: "The Paralympics closing ceremony with Coldplay is bloody brilliant! Rihanna too wooop!"

Olympics double gold winner Mo Farah tweeted: "Oh my days! Paralympics closing ceremony is amazing..!! Jay Z Coldplay and Rihanna!!"

Rihanna sand We Found Love while swinging in a chair high above the stage.

She said: "Being at the Paralympics is the biggest honour. These athletes are gladiators and are a true inspiration to me."

Jay-Z also performed during the ceremony.

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