The nation erupted in celebration after the Suomi squad defeated Canada 3-1 in the final to take their first world title in eight years in Slovakia.
Thousands of fans chanting “Suomi” flooded the central square in Helsinki to celebrate the team’s incredible achievement, with a local fountain becoming the main celebrating area for many hockey lovers who were not put off by the 50 degrees temperature outside to take a naked swim.
Dancing men and women holding beer and champagne bottles dove into the water without a care.
And the fans go wild as #Finland @Leijonat wins the ice hockey World Championships! If you’re not at the #Helsinki market square, this is how insane it is with THOUSANDS of fans at 1am on Monday morning! 🇫🇮🦁 #leijonat #mmkisat #MM2019 #IIHFWorlds #suomi pic.twitter.com/KzsBYiZR76
— David Mac Dougall (@davidmacdougall) May 26, 2019
The fans weren’t the only ones partying.
The Finnish players also celebrated their win, and in doing so, accidentally breaking the world championship cup, which is now missing its bottom.
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You see you can celebrate a win without flipping cars and starting fires.
We can learn something from the Finnish people.
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