A Philadelphia Eagles fan celebrates the team's victory in the NFL Super Bowl 52 between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in downtown Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Fans celebrated after the Eagles’ 41-33 victory over Tom Brady and the favored New England Patriots, who were shooting for the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl championship. Almost immediately after the win was secured in the game’s waning seconds, Philly fans filled the streets.
As the midnight hour struck, things started to get a little out of control, the New York Post reported. Windows at the Macy’s near City Hall were smashed and a man hopped inside the window display to take a selfie with a mannequin. A T-Mobile store also had its windows smashed, according to the newspaper.
“This guy took a can of Bud Light and boom -- shattered the window,” Dustin Fisher, 19, told the Post.
As a show of support for Philadelphia’s men and women in blue, the Boston Police Department -- who’ve dealt with a few of these citywide championship celebrations -- tweeted words of encouragement to their brothers and sisters: “From the men and women of @bostonpolice to our brother and sister officers of @PhillyPolice: ‘Congratulations to you and your city. Please be safe out there.’”
From the men and women of @bostonpolice to our brother and sister officers of @PhillyPolice: “Congratulations to you and your city. Please be safe out there.”