Chile had a lot to celebrate on Wednesday after knocking defending World Cup champions Spain out of the tournament with a huge 2-0 win. The team’s fans were so excited that they stormed the Maracana before the game even started.
But in Santiago the city-wide celebrations went overboard, unfortunately ending in violent clashes with the police:
The revelry led to fires, damage to what has been reported as 300 city buses and a huge clean-up operation. Local media described the crowd as a “red swarm” of office workers and locals in team colors:
But there was some positive news of sorts: shares in both Chile’s biggest brewery and its biggest winemaker were reported to have jumped more than 3% after Chile’s World Cup success.
(h/t The Guardian)