Red Star Belgrade set fire to their open-top bus during title celebrations 2 years ago

Red Star Belgrade set fire to their open-top bus during title celebrations

Red Star Belgrade beat Vozdovac 5-1 to secure their 28th Serbian Superliga title on Saturday.

Things got a bit out of hand during the club's celebrations, however, after an unnamed player set off a flare, which in turn set an oil spill alight. Eventually the open-top bus the team were touring on had to be abandoned as it was engulfed in flames and firemen rushed to the scene.

Fortunately, no-one was hurt in the incident, which occurred as the bus was travelling from their Rajko Mitic stadium to the northern town of Kalemegdan.

YouTube channel Black & Ginger caught the incredible footage, which shows the players continuing to celebrate atop of the bus as the fire begins below.

Historically the most successful and most supported club in Serbia, Red Star famously won the European Cup in 1991 and remain the only Serbian and ex-Yugoslav team to have done so. They are known for their vociferous fanbase, who often set off flares and other pyrotechnics during games .


One unofficial Red Star twitter account described the incident hilariously:

"The celebrations didn't go 100% according to plan because the open top bus caught fire.

"Nobody got injured, which was the most important thing. How very rock 'n roll."

You can watch the remarkable footage, including the celebrations in the stadium before things started to go wrong, below: