If you wanted proof British people are just THE absolute worst when abroad, look no further than this fine young man who decided to do a line of cocaine off the grave of Pablo Escobar.
The footage shows a man at the grave of the world’s most notorious drug baron in Itagui, Colombia, where he is seen taking a bag of white powder, tipping it onto Escobar’s grave and then proceeding to snort it up his nose.
While many will view this as disrespectful and in poor taste I’m pretty sure there’s a select few who will feel this was a fitting tribute to the former head of the Medellin Cartel.
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The video was later uploaded to Facebook but was quickly taken down afterwards. However, as you know, nothing ever truly gets erased from the world wide web, MailOnline reports.
The unidentified man, who is believed to be in his thirties, can be clearly seen bending down and snorting the substance – which one can only assume is cocaine. Afterwards, he looks up at the cameraman and said ‘I’m Gordon Ramsay mate’, a reference to the five-star chef’s cocaine documentary which aired last year.
Pablo Escobar has gone down in history as one of the most powerful drug barons ever, operating out of his hometown in Medellin, he was responsible for the huge exports of cocaine from Columbia to the United States in the 1980s and 90s.
Dubbed ‘The King of Cocaine’, at the height of his criminal empire Escobar and the Medellin Cartel supplied 80 per cent of the cocaine which was smuggled into the States, thus turning over $21.9 billion a year in personal profits.
In 1988 Forbes estimated his fortune to be close to $3 billion making him one of the 227 billionaires in the world. By the early 90s his estimated net worth was said to be $30 billion, if you put it into the context of the current market it would be the equivalent of $56 billion (as of last year).
At the height of his power and influence, he was considered one of the richest men in the world. However, like all great empires, they eventually come crashing down and Pablo’s was no different – particularly in his line of business where you can make enemies very quickly.
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He finally met his maker, after breaking out of prison, in 1993 when he was shot and killed in his hometown by police, a day after his 44th birthday.
However, his legacy and mythos still lives on in entertainment, particularly in hip-hop culture. He was also been immortalised in film and TV as well. Netflix’s original series Narcos is based on the rise and fall of the infamous drug baron.
Despite the critical reception of the series members of Escobar’s family were not happy with his portrayal, least of all his son Sebastian Marroquin.
In October of last year, Marroquin warned the popular drama may ’cause real life conflicts’. In the past, he has criticised the accuracy of Narcos – pointing out 28 historical errors and condemning the story-telling as ‘insulting’.
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