Worrying Scenes As Thousands Of College Football Fans Gather To Celebrate Alabama's Championship Win
College football fans have flocked to the streets of Tuscaloosa following Alabama's 52-24 win over Ohio State in the National Championship game.
But while Crimson Tide supporters celebrated long and hard into the night, others weren't best pleased at what they were seeing.
And when vision emerged on social media of the celebrations, everyone's worst fears were confirmed.
Despite the game itself being played in a half-empty stadium due to growing COVID-19 fears, that didn't stop thousands of students and sports fanatics from getting together to celebrate the historic victory.
Videos quickly flooded the internet showing college kids bunched together in the streets of Tuscaloosa, clearly with no regard for strict social distancing regulations.
Alabama Crimson Tide fans flood the streets of Tuscaloosa after the team secured its 18th national title. pic.twitter.com/k9UCH8BC4m- James Benedetto (@james_benedetto) January 12, 2021
Before photo pic.twitter.com/XlSFpFiTm6
- Lt. Andy Norris :oncoming_police_car::flag_us: (@LtAndyNorris) January 12, 2021
Not trying to be a debby downer but if Tuscaloosa cases rise we might know why https://t.co/SWE1sybhr5
- Chris McCulley (@ChrisMcCulleyTV) January 12, 2021
Yes this really happened tonight in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
- Blame The Label (@blamethelabel) January 12, 2021
And given the United States' uncontrollable rise in coronavirus cases, other social media users wasted no time in sharing their immediate concern for those who attended the close quarters celebrations.
One bloke simply said: "America is the most idiotic place in the universe."
While another added: "Not trying to be a Debbie Downer but if Tuscaloosa cases rise we might know why."
The country amassed another 208,000 new COVID-19 cases today with Alabama contributing another 4,561.
And since the start of the outbreak in early 2020, the state of Alabama has had over 407,000 cases in total with Tuscaloosa County notching up 20,000.
As for the united States as a whole, their total cases now sits at 23,356,490.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@LtAndyNorris
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