A River Plate fan came up with a genius idea, but then YouTube decided to act like some haters and now he looks a bit foolish. It was a simple idea: get the QR code of a YouTube video showing River Plate goals against Boca Juniors tattooed on his leg.
The tattoo would make any device go to the highlights of River’s 3-1 extra-time victory over arch-rivals Boca that saw them win the trophy 5-3 on aggregate.
This works well for the inked-up fan, because even if his memories of the historic win don’t last forever, he’ll always know where and how to relive the moment.
Unfortunately for this specific River fan, the functionality of his tattoo relies on the video always being live on YouTube. Some mischievous fans on Twitter noticed this and set about lobbying to get people to report the video until it was taken down for copyright infringement. And it worked.
So now, this poor fan is stuck with a bar code on his leg that links to an unavailable video. Still, River won the final and that’s the real quiz.
Now, the video that gets displayed because of his code is back up on YouTube, but it appears to be a different link, seeing as it was just posted April 10.