Police say no arrests were made while Eagles fans celebrated Super Bowl berth
Fans in Philadelphia aren’t exactly known for being the most tame in sports, but they somehow managed to contain themselves enough to avoid arrests while celebrating after the Eagles punched their ticket to Super Bowl LII.
Early Monday morning, Philadelphia Police Department Deputy Commissioner of Patrol Operations Joe Sullivan took to Twitter to thank Eagles fans for their “exuberant but peaceful” celebration. Sullivan said no arrests were made.
Very proud of my @PhillyPolice personnel on scene Broad/Walnut with this extremely large, exuberant but peaceful crowd. No arrests no injuries. Thank u @Eagles fans! @PPD06Dist @PPD09Dist @PPDCCDDist pic.twitter.com/F5MpzrGJ6V
— Joe Sullivan (@PPDJoeSullivan) January 22, 2018
TMZ reported that six people were arrested in total, but three of those arrests were for counterfeit ticket sales and the others were during the festivities before the NFC Championship Game.
No arrests is a good thing, though it doesn’t mean fans in Philly behaved like angels, either. Here are some examples of acts that probably could have landed at least a few people in handcuffs.
Eagles fans pelting a Vikings bus with bottles, cans, whatever they can find to throw (la410rod_official/IG) pic.twitter.com/CmOWV5iZA2
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) January 22, 2018
The fires have started pic.twitter.com/GouNT8bxr4
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 22, 2018
The Philadelphia Police Department deserves credit for keeping things under control, though the best comment of the night definitely came from police in Minnesota.