The Argentine national team conquered the World Cup Qatar 2022 against a very strong France in a penalty shootout. The victory would give the Argentine people a big smile despite the hyperinflation that is currently being experienced.
In this way, Lionel Messi and company would set foot on national soil this Tuesday, December 20 in the early hours of the morning where all the albiceleste fans were waiting for them.
However, in the midst of all the celebrations, a curious cabal arose that surprised more than one follower on social networks: The presence of the doll chucky in the changing rooms of the national team.
What did that character who was seen as one of the most feared in the late 80’s do? In an interview for the AFA platforms, President Claudio ‘Chiqui’ Tapia commented on the reasons why they had the presence of this doll.
Chucky in the Argentina locker room from the Copa América
“One day the props came in, saw a Chucky doll that was missing an arm and a leg (in the midst of all the saints). So I say, who brought that doll, is that unlucky?, she pointed out in the first instance.
“Then, Juan Cruz, the prop man, tells me: “That doll brings luck. They call my son ‘Chucky’ and as we entered the bubble he gave it to me so that I would remember him and always have it everywhere””.
“If we win the Copa América, we all get Chucky tattooed. And the seven of us who were there got a tattoo of Chucky)”, said the AFA boss.
Also, this toy appeared again in the celebrations of Argentina after getting the third World Cup star. Otamendi noted this detail on his official Instagram account.
Tour of the Argentine team in Buenos Aires
Lionel Messi and the world champion Argentine team left the bus in which he was traveling through Buenos Aires to celebrate his world title with millions of fans and greeted from a helicopter, as the large crowd of people prevented them from continuing by land to the central Obelisk.
“The World Champions are flying over the entire route in helicopters because it became impossible to continue on land due to the explosion of popular joy. Let’s continue celebrating in peace and showing them our love and admiration, ”wrote Gabriela Cerruti, spokesperson for the Presidency, on her Twitter account.
The caravan had left shortly before noon from the premises of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, and intended to reach the central Obelisco, on Avenida 9 de Julio, the venue par excellence.
But after almost five hours of very slow travel, the players with the Cup had to give up that objective and get on the helicopters with which they flew over the city.
“They don’t let us get to greet all the people who were at the Obelisk, the same Security agencies that escorted us, don’t allow us to move forward. A thousand apologies on behalf of all the Champion players. A pity”, Claudio ‘Chiqui’ Tapia, president of the AFA and who accompanied the footballers in the caravan, wrote on Twitter.
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