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Philly Takes the Win Too Far?

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Philly fans crowd around a man scaling a light pole

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Superbowl LII is over and the Philadelphia Eagles came out victorious over the New England Patriots with a final score of 41-33. While the victory is something to talk about, the big area of interest is how the Eagle’s fans reacted to their city’s first Superbowl success.

Rioting, vandalizing and utter chaos flooded the city with countless arrested and hundreds injured. Police struggled to keep peace in the streets as victorious rioters stormed onto emergency vehicles, scaled city fences with kegs of beer to pour on people below, and fell from and tore down city light poles.

In the midst of the chaos, police used their radios to report the incidents they witnessed. These calls were released to the public and the bizarre reports might have almost seemed fabricated to listeners. One story in particular that was very hard to believe was that a Philly fan overcome by the chants and cheers from his peers dropped down to his knees and consumed horse feces found in the streets.

The police scanners picked up many other bizarre incidents including flipped cars, Christmas trees set aflame, and light poles thrown through store windows. “Somebody lit a Christmas tree on fire. The prison wagon is just on the corner. Have them grab the fire extinguisher,” exclaimed a frantic Philly police officer on duty during the riot. Other quotes picked up by the scanner and thoughts on the subject have blown up Twitter with the new hashtag, #phillypolicescanner.

After the rioting cleared up mid-morning on February 5, there was confusion as to whether or not this was expected behavior. The answer is clear when Philly’s past is remembered. When Philly won the World Series title in 2008, residents exhibited similar behavior. Flipped cars,  vandalism, and drunk filled streets were all present, much like the post-game Superbowl celebration.

Although this was the most severe case of Eagle’s fans taking things too far, it was not the first time they have gotten wild post-game. After the NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, Philly fans showed incredibly disrespectful and dangerous behavior towards their opponents. As the Vikings bus went to leave the city, violent Eagle’s fans pelted and dented the vehicle with unopened beer cans and bottles.

Philadelphia’s first Superbowl win is not the only big news surrounding the city, as it is in the running for Amazon’s second Headquarters. As the decision comes down to the wire, the recent behavior shown by the city may become a factor that helps Amazon make its final decision.

 

 

 

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