Fans of the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles erupted Sunday night; celebrating their stunning Super Bowl victory by setting fires, smashing storefronts, and flipping cars just minutes after winning the National Football League’s Big Game.
Footage of the carnage surfaced in social media at approximately 11pm, with unruly fans looting a downtown Macy’s department store and police officers guarding turned-over vehicles throughout the city to avoid injuries.
— Sol Betesh (@solomanbetesh) February 5, 2018
— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) February 5, 2018
People yelling “Everything is free,” looting, trashing this gas station. Damn it, Philly we better than this. pic.twitter.com/WecXaAmrFh
— Stephanie Farr (@FarFarrAway) February 5, 2018
Another disturbing video shows fans climbing onto the street awning of the Philadelphia Ritz-Carlton Hotel; eventually collapsing under the weight and spilling countless people into the streets below.
30 people on this little awning… why not??!? pic.twitter.com/0bqBgYSKcA
— Barstool Heartland (@barstoolhrtland) February 5, 2018
The impromptu melee was a fitting end to the NFL’s disastrous 2017 season; a year which saw furious fans abandon the league in droves as professional athletes routinely disrespected the US national anthem and flag.