On my trip to Paris, i talked about a lot of things but i deliberately left out this… as it deserves a whole post of it’s own…
After the match, a lot of the Irish fans traveled back in to the city where they were based. Nothing strange about that, but from here on in, it gets a little random.
Earlier that day, Algeria had just beaten Egypt to qualify for the world cup finals and France is full of Algerians, so they were all out and about celebrating in the streets of Paris (literally thousands of them). Unfortunately it spilled over in to trouble in central Paris with windows being smashed, cars set alight etc… Police were called in and used tear gas.
Luckily we didn’t witness any of that, but we did see cars rallying around at all hours, relentless beeping of horns, people on the roofs and bonnets waving flags, literally hanging out of car windows etc… i got some video of all the madness and in amongst it you’ll notice a contender for the ‘drunkest guy ever’ title.
This has to be one of the most WTF videos ever… it’s Paris, it’s about 2am, Irish fans are drowning their sorrows having lost to France. The French fans are all away to bed, embarrased by their win and it’s the Algerians who are partying like theres no tomorrow. Mix all that together, chuck in what appears to be be a random drunk guy with no connections to anyone and finally we have a sober guy genuinely trying to sell roses in the middle of it all (At 2am. Outside a pub. To football fans).
In case some of you haven’t seen it yet, this is where the title of this post comes in… i doubt anyone will ever beat this guy for title of ‘Drunkest Guy Ever’…