9:12 AM PT — The Philadelphia Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports … five arrests were made during the title game celebration … saying, one was for violation of the firearms act, two were for assault on police, and two others were for vandalism on city property.
Greased light poles be damned, Eagles fans hit the streets of Philadelphia in the minutes after the Birds won the NFC Championship — and, at one point, they went so hard, they crashed through a local bus stop!
The hectic scene all went down after Philly handily beat the San Francisco 49ers … when droves of Eagles supporters took to Broad Street near City Hall to celebrate the big victory.
Fans packed into the roadway like sardines — and, eventually, they climbed onto a bus stop to catch a better view of the party.
The streets are wild (via ig/janine_ray) pic.twitter.com/txfrSxHRP2
— Barstool Philly (@BarstoolPhilly) January 30, 2023
Unfortunately for them, the stop couldn’t hold the weight of everyone, and it gave way — sending Philly supporters crashing to the ground.
It’s unclear if anyone was injured — or if any arrests were made — we’ve reached out to authorities for comment, but so far, no word back yet.
In other parts of the city, fans were seen climbing light poles … despite cops’ best efforts to deter the popular celebration.
Philadelphia has learned to make its traffic lights strong enough to hold a capacity of at least 7 people. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/mmGRCwSfqd
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) January 30, 2023
You can see in one fan’s footage of the calamity, six people climbed to the top of one light pole — just days after police said they’d be greasing the poles in an effort to stop people from going up them.
Of course, Philly fans had every reason to go crazy Sunday night … they smashed the 49ers 31-7 — and are now headed to their second Super Bowl in the last five years.
Originally Published: 06:08 AM PT
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