Mexico Gold Cup soccer win celebrants in Santa Ana, California caused police to shut down a portion of a major street in order to protect pedestrians from erratic drivers spinning doughnuts.
Large crowd gathered in #SantaAna to celebrate Mexico’s Gold Cup victory over Jamaica (video: boxingoc) pic.twitter.com/bRtOFLEgKc
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Mexico took the Gold Cup win 3-1 over Jamaica on Sunday. It was Mexico’s seventh Gold Cup title, according to ESPNFC.
Santa Ana Police Sgt. David Lima told the Orange County Register that revelers began occupying the area around 9:00 p.m., and that by 9:45 p.m. officers were shutting down the intersection at Bristol Street and McFadden Ave.
Sgt. Lima also told the outlet that the area has become a “hub” for post-Mexico win celebrations. Another tweet from July 2013 indicated that there were similar celebrations back then.
The same intersection was closed down in June of 2011, as seen in this video from JuJuRachel, in which people can be seen waving Mexican flags after the 2011 Gold Cup win:
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