After a wild back and forth World Cup final in which France and Argentina were forced to go to penalty kicks to decide it, one Argentinian fan simply could not contain herself when her team came finally away victorious… literally.
Following the epic win, the female Argentina fan was seen by millions of viewers jumping up and down topless on TV, waving her shirt in the front row and celebrating the her country’s monumental win inside Lusail Stadium.
Briefly hidden by a banner, the camera clearly caught her in the act when the banner was lowered, causing quite a stir on social media.
Argentina won, yes. But did anyone else see the topless woman totally going crazy in the front row, waving her shirt in the air? Have yourself a day, girl.
— Nielsen Nacis (@MechaNielsen) December 18, 2022
she best get the next plane home lmao they gonna be onto her
— optimusprime (@Eshayyyy7) December 18, 2022
“I hope she makes it out of Qatar before she gets arrested,” another fan tweeted.
That’s no joke.
As fans were often reminded thanks to former Miss Croatia Ivana Knoll and her many provocative World Cup outfits, Qatar stated in the leadup to the World Cup that “visitors are expected to show respect for local culture by avoiding excessively revealing clothing in public,” adding that “it is generally recommended for men and women to ensure their shoulders and knees are covered.”
So much for that…
Now, The Daily Mail reports that the woman was escorted from the stadium and now could be facing jail time.
It turns out, according to eagle-eyed internet sleuths that she may have actually had body paint in the shape of Argentina’s flag semi-covering both breasts.
Multiple photos captured not one, but two women not wearing their shirts after Gonzalo Montiel scored the winning penalty kick in the World Cup final on Sunday.
So if she does end up in jail over in Qatar, at least she won’t be alone.
Then again, no one over there seemed to mind Ivana Knoll showing a lot of skin during her stay. She might have been a bigger star than Lionel Messi.