parade had to be stopped
Millions of people took to the streets of Buenos Aires to celebrate Argentina’s World Cup win after 36 years and catch a glimpse of their favorite players, causing traffic jams and halting the parade. People were carrying flags, they were dancing and singing enthusiastically but their number was so high that due to this the parade of players had to be stopped in an open bus and they had to be paraded in a helicopter.
Airlift had to be stopped
The Argentine government called it an air parade. President Alberto Fernandez’s spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti wrote on social media: “The world champions are flying by helicopter along the entire route as it was impossible to continue the parade by road due to the large number of people arriving.” Helicopters flew over places in Buenos Aires where fans gathered.
people angry at the government
The helicopters then flew to the headquarters of the Argentine Football Association outside the capital. Some fans still celebrated in the streets, but many fans were disappointed that they could not catch a glimpse of their team winning the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Diego Benavidez, 25, who has been waiting since morning to catch a glimpse of the team, said: ‘We are angry because the government did not organize it in an organized way so that we could celebrate well. They took away the fun of the World Cup from us.
People started jumping on the bus after climbing the bridge
Celebration crossed limits
There were many people who understood the compulsion of the government due to the large number of fans arriving and hence they were immersed in the celebration. Nicolas Lopez, 33, who arrived with his seven-year-old daughter, said: ‘I’m not disappointed. We are celebrating.
Some fell on the bus and some outside the bus
The parade was halted soon after two men jumped from a bridge into the open bus carrying the players. One of them fell inside the bus while the other fell on the footpath. The head of the football association, Claudio Tapia, blamed government machinery for the change in plan. He wrote on social media, ‘The security personnel who were with us were not allowing us to move forward. I apologize on behalf of all champion players.
crowds on the streets
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