Buenos Aires, Europe brief News – The celebration in Buenos Aires of Argentina 2022 World Cup victory produced some incredible scenes as millions of people flocked to the city to see the Albiceleste players bring the trophy home.
Lionel Messi and many other players rode on an open-top bus through the city, mobbed by a sea of fans in blue and white.
Buenos Aires, Argentina has totally collapsed. The victory parade, if you can even call it that, has been cut short.
This is the one of the few videos I’ve received that’s the safe to upload to social media. People were jumping into the bus. Just INSANE 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/OKHfDy7zOB
— Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) December 20, 2022
Unfortunately, there were also reports of chaos, debauchery, and vandalism, and two fans in particular went overboard, jumping from an overpass onto the top of the bus where the players were seated. But one of them missed the bus and was reportedly seriously injured.
One of the most shared videos on social media of the World Cup celebrations in Buenos Aires was video of two men jumping off an overpass onto the Argentina team bus as it made its way under the structure.
One of them made it onto the bus, while the other just miss, striking the side of the vehicle before falling the rest of the way to the pavement.
The incident was one of a few that ultimately led security officials to cut short the parade and instead take the players by helicopter the rest of the way with estimates of four to five million people descending on downtown Buenos Aires.
Shortly after this video of the jumping fans began circulating on the internet, the team was removed from the celebrations and flown to the Argentina FA headquarters after a short spin around the famous Obelisco, where most people were gathered waiting for the bus.