Argentina was unable to conclude their World Cup winning parade on Tuesday due to massive crowds in Buenos Aires.
Millions of fans came to the streets to greet their World Cup heroes, hoping to catch a sight of Lionel Messi and the trophy.
However, the sheer number of supporters in attendance created dangerous situations two days after the triumph against France in the final in Qatar.
Members of the public were seen on social media seeking to board the Argentina bus as it traveled along its planned route.
Following a lengthy break in proceedings, attempts to continue were eventually abandoned, with a helicopter tour being the option.
Argentina’s presidential spokesperson, Gabriela Cerruti, stated on Twitter: “Because the explosion of popular delight made it impossible to continue on land, the world champions are flying over the full route in helicopters.
“Let us continue to celebrate in peace while expressing our love and admiration!”
Chiqui Tapia, president of the AFA, had previously declared that the team would be unable to approach the historic Obelisco.
“They don’t let us welcome everyone who was at the Obelisco,” Tapia wrote. “The same security agencies that escorted us refuse to let us go.
“All of the champion players sincerely apologize. A pity.”