The Rowdiest World Cup Fan Photos Of All-Time

Let's get a little bit rowdy, R-O-W-D-Y!

The most wonderful thing about the World Cup is that it’s a carnival. Not in the modern “Oh, this is a great opportunity to get Instagram photos and pretend I’m a famous person” sense of the word, but more like the medieval “Let’s reverse all our social roles, suspend our norms about desired behavior, lose our everyday individuality and experience a heightened sense of social unity while pouring libations” understanding. 

At no other event is the idea of cosmopolitanism so self-evident. It’s a glorious coming together of our world with soccer serving as the unifying banner, and it only happens once every four years.

Get ready for the carnival in Russia with these photos of World Cup rowdies.

Rowdy World Cup Fan Photos

Before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final, this guy went all in.
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@GroovyTony | Twitter

World Cup Fan Photos - Messi haircut.

This Dutch fan figured out a genius way to avoid the concession lines in 2014.
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@DR_2_Giggles | Twitter

World Cup Fan Photos - Dutch carrots.

Just a bunch of Elvis Presleys.
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@nbcbayarea | Twitter

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A fan of Ghana, our eternal rivals.
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@CallMe_Bel | Twitter

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I don't know, but it's a great team effort.
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@PulseOS | Twitter

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Swiss cheese. Gets them every time.
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@FiFa_W0rldCup | Twitter

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Rihanna with an ode to Brandi Chastain.
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@_celeb_fan | Twitter

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The saddest man on the planet on July 8, 2014.
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@catalanfan | Twitter

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The cameras loved Paraguayan model Larissa Riquelme at the 2010 World Cup, so here's Larissa Riquelme again.
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@Slarty247 | Twitter

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Holy shit, it's Rafa Nadal!
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@ cami_melescanu | Twitter

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Scotland fans at their match against the Soviet Union in 1982.
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@WSCsupporters | Twitter

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And awaaay we go.
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@GoaldenTimes | Twitter

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Colombia's No. 1 fan or the stuff of nightmares?
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@OldFootball11 | Twitter

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A Nike ad on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach was an unintentional piece of genius in 2014.
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@GoaldenTimes | Twitter

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A prepared photographer at the '78 World Cup in Argentina.
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@OldFootball11 | Twitter

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Just a day out in 1986.
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@OldFootball11 | Twitter

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A France fan and his rooster in 1982.
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@OldFootball11 | Twitter

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English fan tries to punch an Argentine, misses and punches his buddy in the face.
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@GoaldenTimes | Twitter

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Italian fans had love for Salvatore Schillaci at Italia ’90.
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@OldFootball11 | Twitter

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A 20-year-old George Best watches the 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley.
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@GoaldenTimes | Twitter

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England fans in Spain during the 1982 World Cup. Youch.
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@Jxhn_x | Twitter

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If I could travel back in time, I'd go to the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
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@MATTSMATTS | Twitter

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On second thought...
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@_yon_mon | Twitter

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BUT THEN AGAIN!
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@AntiqueFootball | Twitter

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Irish fans at Italia ’90 (you absolutely should not do this)
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@IndoArchives | Twitter

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This one just kills me.
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@HistoricalPlays | Twitter

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The Dutch fans will be missed in Russia.
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@BigBrain61 | Twitter

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England fans take joy in Diego Maradona's failed drug test.
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@90sfootball | Twitter

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Irish fan grabbing some snacks.
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@RTEArchives | Twitter

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A man welcomes visitors to the '94 World Cup with a sign of himself welcoming visitors to the '94 World Cup.
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@biggySF | Twitter

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No fresher cut in 2002 than the Ronaldo.
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@GoaldenTimes | Twitter

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World Cup '98 — Scotland hasn't been back since.
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@BeyondTLM | Twitter

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"I have ridden the breadth of the land."
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@HOMESofFOOTBALL | Twitter

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