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Coldplay show sparks Twitter debate

Viewers have taken 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!" And Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow said: "I think ColdPlay have carried it pretty well..."

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

The superhuman athletes who dominated the world stage during the Games also tweeted to show their enthusiasm for the ceremony. Gold winning cyclist Sarah Storey tweeted: "Closing ceremony is just amazing. Thank you!"

Sitting volleyball player and 7/7 survivor Martine Wright said: "I count myself so lucky to have made this journey &remember all those from 07/07 who were not as lucky as me, they are in my heart always x"

And the official account of the International Paralympic Committee tweeted: "We have all been touched by the triumphs and dramas of the Paralympics" - Lance Corporal Rory McKenzie sums it up perfectly."

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