Argentina World Cup parade abandoned due to security concerns after fan filmed jumping on bus as celebration with estimated FOUR MILLION revellers is cut short

    Argentina’s World Cup winners’ parade through Buenos Aires was abandoned due to security concerns after a fan was filmed jumping on the bus.

    The World Cup-winning players were subsequently evacuated from the open-top bus tour. The Argentinian Football Association confirmed it was abandoned due to safety concerns.

    Many came out to welcome their heroes back but the parade was cut short

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    Many came out to welcome their heroes back but the parade was cut short

    “The players of the Argentine soccer team ended the festivities by flying over in a helicopter over the crowd of fans who gathered in the city,” an AFA statement read.

    “They made that decision after verifying that they could not continue advancing by bus in the middle of the crowd.”

    “They don’t let us get to greet all the people who were at the Obelisk, the same security agencies that escorted us don’t allow us to move forward,” AFA president Claudio Tapia added.

    “A thousand apologies on behalf of all the champion players. A shame.”

    After arriving home from Qatar in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the players left the AFA’s training ground to embark on a 20-mile journey to the centre of Buenos Aires at 11:45am local time.

    It’s widely reported that approximately four million people lined the streets of Argentina’s capital to show their appreciation for their World Cup heroes.

    The tour was supposed to end at Buenos Aires’ Obelisk monument before a party for fans would be created later that day.

    And although the festivities were ruined by the stupidity of the minority, the parade before really was a sight to behold.

    The day started with Lionel Messi waking up with the World Cup

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    The day started with Lionel Messi waking up with the World Cup

    Argentina fans came out in their masses

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    Argentina fans came out in their masses

    It’s estimated as many as four million people gathered in the nation’s capital

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    It’s estimated as many as four million people gathered in the nation’s capital

    Some fans even made it to the top of the Obelisk

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    Some fans even made it to the top of the Obelisk

    Argentina fans have had to wait 36 years for World Cup glory

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    Argentina fans have had to wait 36 years for World Cup glory

    Fans showed their appreciation for talisman Messi

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    Fans showed their appreciation for talisman Messi

    And former talisman Diego Maradona

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    And former talisman Diego Maradona

    Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez scored four goals out in Qatar

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    Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez scored four goals out in Qatar

    This group of players have achieved immortality in Argentina

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    This group of players have achieved immortality in Argentina

    The parade started off in good spirits

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    The parade started off in good spirits

    But safety concerns meant the squad were taken away in helicopters

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    But safety concerns meant the squad were taken away in helicopters

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