Argentina players abandon World Cup parade after fan jumps into open-top bus
A triumphant open-top bus parade by Argentina’s World Cup-winning soccer staff was deserted because of safety considerations as an estimated 4 million followers lined the streets of Buenos Aires, forcing players to proceed their tour in helicopters.
The head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) confirmed that players have been unable to achieve the central Obelisco monument as deliberate because of the measurement of the gang.
Pictures additionally confirmed a fan leaping into the bus from an overhead bridge, dropping into the overhead deck occupied by the Argentina players. A second fan tried to observe him however missed the bus, narrowly avoiding Lionel Messi, as he fell backwards and into the gang under.
The players have been then transferred into helicopters to greet the crowds from the air.
The open-top bus had been dropped at a standstill as followers spilled out onto the streets to rejoice Argentina’s first World Cup victory since 1986.
The head of the AFA, Chiqui Tapia, tweeted: “They don’t let us get to greet all the people who were at the Obelisco.
“The security agents that escorted us won’t allow us to move forward. A thousand apologies on behalf of all the champion players.”
An extra assertion from the organisation mentioned: “The players will end the festivities by flying in a helicopter over the crowd of fans who gathered in the city of Buenos Aires to celebrate the victory in Qatar.
“They made that decision after verifying that they could not continue advancing by bus in the middle of the crowd.”
President Alberto Fernandez declared a nationwide vacation on Tuesday so the nation may rejoice the victory.
In the afternoon, followers started arriving at Buenos Aires airport and out of doors the AFA headquarters within the hope of getting a glimpse of the staff.
On the lengthy flight from Qatar, Messi held the World Cup whereas Nicolas Tagliafico posted a photograph of the trophy buckled into a seat.
The World Cup and the success of the squad has introduced much-needed excellent news for a rustic that has been caught in financial doldrums for years, is struggling one of many world’s highest inflation charges and the place virtually 4 in 10 individuals stay in poverty.
Mr Fernandez retweeted a number of messages of congratulations for the World Cup victory from different world leaders, together with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
“Thank you for this greeting President Putin,” Mr Fernandez wrote on Twitter after a phone name with the Russian chief.
“Let the happiness that today unites Argentina with so many countries in the world serve as an example: our societies need unity and peace.”