Scotland’s victory against Ukraine in their Nations League encounter at Hampden Park on Wednesday sparked scenes of jubilation among the Tartan Army support…and a ‘serious incident’ at the foot of the Andes.

The bizarre event took place in the town of San Martín de los Andes, which lies over 7,700 miles from Glasgow in the province of Neuquén in north west Patagonia, Argentina, near to the Chilean border.

Despite the distance, one police official appeared intent on following the action at Scotland’s national stadium, while tasked with controlling the cameras that make up the town's public space CCTV network, which is home to some 32,000 people. 

The officer not only tuned in to the match, but programmed it to appear on every CCTV monitor at the same time within the remote operating centre - all 52 of them, local site Realidad Sanmartinense reports. 

Scotland's John McGinn celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Nations League match at Hampden Park.San Martín de los Andes

About the ‘serious incident’, they wrote: “The very serious incident was reported by a Commissioner who asked him to return to his duties, making it clear that the situation would not go unnoticed, but that he would be referred to a superior.

“It is worth remembering that the local operating centre has 52 cameras.”

The incident came just days after the Secretary of Security for the Neuquén province, Marianina Dominguez, announced that work is ongoing to install new technologies to allow for a tighter security ring in the city. 

The timing wasn’t lost on Realidad Sanmartinense, who said the incident on Wednesday would encourage the local authorities to ‘seek the human resources needed to provide the security that the city demands’.

Locals had no comment to make on Lyndon Dykes’ double or Scotland going top of the group.