Red Star Belgrade celebrated lifting the Serbian SuperLiga with a victory parade through the city, but things soon turned sour when the open-top bus caught fire.
Red Star were celebrating a record 28th league title with huge crowds of fans through the streets of Belgrade when their bus became engulfed in flames and plumes of smoke.
The players averted disaster and made a lucky escape, with no injuries reported, after it was set ablaze by a rogue flare.
Red Star Belgrade celebrated their latest league title win with an open-top bus parade
But their victory parade soon descended into chaos as the open-top bus caught fire
Local reports claim the blaze began after a flare accidentally set fire to leaking oil
Red Star Belgrade were celebrating claiming a record 28th SuperLiga title in Serbia
Local reports claimed the blaze began when a player carrying a flare accidentally set fire to oil that had leaked from the bus.
Red Star were travelling from their home ground, where they had earlier thrashed Vozdovac 5-1, to the north of the city.
The route was overflowing with supporters, armed with flares, flags and chants, as shown by videos on social media.
Emergency services were called to the scene and no injuries were reported from the incident
The bus was soon completely engulfed in flames as the victory parade turned sour
As the bus caught fire, the players tried continuing their celebrations on top of the double decker before retreating as emergency services were called upon.
The club’s Twitter page added: ‘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.’
The players Red Star were travelling from their home ground through to the north of the city