VIDEO: Power Outage Causes Stadium To Go Dark During Besiktas/Tottenham Game, Fans Light Stadium With Mobile Phones

Besiktas defeated Tottenham in the final day of Europa League action. The game was interrupted twice due to power outages that affected the entire stadium except for the advertising boards. What happened next was awesome.

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Fans in the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul took it upon themselves to light the stadium with mobile phones. The thousands of people who lit the stadium with their phones actually helped provide a sort of emergency lighting for players to go off the field. The fans seemed to have a great time and were festive as they waited for the lights to come back on. The entire scene made for some very memorable images.

(Image courtesy of AFP)

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