Russian police conduct sweep on Senegal fans celebrating victory against Poland at World Cup

Russian police conduct sweep on Senegal fans celebrating victory against Poland at World Cup

- Senegal fans took to celebrating their victory against Poland through song and dance

- Midway through celebrations, Russian police conducted a sweep of their hotel rooms

- The police were briefly seen in a video posted on twitter by BBC presenter Piers Edwards with a dog in tow

After Senegal won their first match of the World Cup through a 2-1 defeat against Poland, the Teranga Lions took to the streets to dance the night away in celebration.

Supporters did not shy away from expressing sheer joy at being the first African team to grab a win in Russia following an unimpressive start by other teams representing the continent.

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Senegal fans went into a frenzy of song and celebration to the extent that concerned police officers conducted a sweep just to ensure that all was well.

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In a tweet by BBC journalist Piers Edwards seen by TUKO.co.ke, police were searching the rooms of Senegalese fans in an apparent attempt to find out why they were dancing too much.

Russian police conduct sweep on Senegal fans after excessive celebration apparently rouses suspicion

A fan of Senegal with his face painted during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Poland and Senegal at Spartak Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Photo: Getty Images

"Despite Senegalese fans bringing real colour to Moscow, the police are currently searching all their rooms - supposedly to find out why the fans are dancing so much," Edwards said.

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Russian police conduct sweep on Senegal fans after excessive celebration apparently rouses suspicion

Fans of Senegal support their team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Poland and Senegal at Spartak Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Photo: Getty Images

The security sweep was done with a police dog in tow possibly in search of dangerous substances or other hidden objects that may pose a threat to fans in attendance of the global tournament.

"I kid you not. A sweep is going on right now, with a police dog in tow," the BBC presenter said.

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Russian police conduct sweep on Senegal fans after excessive celebration apparently rouses suspicion

Fans of Senegal look on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Poland and Senegal at Spartak Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Photo: Getty Images

Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported that Senegal fans performed a stylish act at Moscow taking full responsibility to clean up their section of the 45,360-capacity Spartak Stadium.

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The supporters’ impressive act is currently trending on social media after they went the extra mile of cleaning up after their victory against Poland on Tuesday, June 19.

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