Alabama Crimson Tide football fans flood Tuscaloosa’s Strip to celebrate national championship win

The celebration is on in Tuscaloosa after Alabama football's national championship victory, the COVID-19 pandemic be damned. 

Videos and photos captured on social media showed hundreds, if not thousands, of people on The Strip celebrating theCrimson Tide's 52- 24 victory over Ohio Statein the College Football Playoff on Monday night. 

Tuscaloosa Police quickly were dispatched to clear a path through town, according to social media reports. 

The celebration comes as COVID-19 cases are spiking around the country. 

The Crimson Tide won their third CFP championship game on Monday — and the program's sixth national title under head coach Nick Saban. 

The 2020 season was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced players, coaches and staff to undergo daily antigen testing in order to play. 

Saban tested positive for COVID-19 in November and made a full recovery. 

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Here are photos and videos from Monday night's celebration: 

Before photo

@TuscaloosaPD moving in to clear The Strip. This is University and Frank Thomas via @algo_tus Traffic cameras. @[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@WBRCnews#RollTide

Tuscaloosa right now:

A man dressed as Forrest Gump is running down University Boulevard in downtown Tuscaloosa at 11:17 pm

Alabama Crimson Tide fans flood the streets of Tuscaloosa after the team secured its 18th national title.

Chris Thomas is the South Region sports director of the USA Today Network, based at The Tennessean in Nashville, Tenn. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @bychristhomas.

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