Chile is about to take on Spain in Rio’s famous Maracana stadium. If Chile wins, it clinches a spot in the next round of the World Cup. A group of fans apparently really wanted to watch this game against the reigning champions and crashed through a wall, breaking into the stadium’s media center. Estimates place the number of fans between 50-100.
In turn, it produced a deluge of smart phone photos uploaded to social media.
— Juan Arango (@JuanG_Arango) June 18, 2014
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) June 18, 2014
Sitdown protest in belly of Maracana… This is nuts … Waiting for tropa do choque pic.twitter.com/DraoJ3QAGP
— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) June 18, 2014
— Sam Laird (@samcmlaird) June 18, 2014
Craziness at the Maracana: A bunch of Chile fans breached security, stormed the media center and forced a wall down. pic.twitter.com/KBATLlO2O4
— Jonathan Clegg (@CleggJon) June 18, 2014
Total chaos at Maracana as dozens of Chile fans break through fences + charge into press centre. pic.twitter.com/zl9cCBJFlB
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) June 18, 2014
Journalism in action, 2014 style!