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Sh*t Eating Grin: What Would Have Happened if the Eagles Lost?
PHILADELPHIA — The City of Philadelphia is dealing with massive cleanup after the Eagles won their first Super Bowl championship in franchise history beating the New England Patriots 41-33.
The vast majority of revelers celebrated peacefully, and police made only three arrests, said Ajeenah Amir, a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Kenney.
"Tens of thousands came out and celebrated this amazing victory, and but for a handful of bad actors, the celebration was peaceful and jubilant," Amir said.
Some fans smashed windows, turned over cars and climbed traffic lights.
One fan showed his loyalty to the Eagles by eating horse excrement. Yes, you read that correctly. (warning: video may be disturbing to some)
Philly fans at their finest (yes that’s horse shit) pic.twitter.com/pbOSf8W6BG— Bryan Murphy (@murphy818) February 5, 2018
Some Eagles fans appeared to be "flying" off the awning of the Ritz Carlton Hotel until the weight collapsed the structure.
Rioters trashed and looted a city gas station.
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
Eagles fans pulled down traffic lights. Amir said there were reports of some injuries from falls near light poles but no exact numbers were available.
I just got hit with a parking light pic.twitter.com/FflzyY5JDe— adam ferrone (@_rone) February 5, 2018
Patriots nation wasn't completely spared. On the campus of the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, students took to the streets after the loss.
Win or lose, we still riot pic.twitter.com/wERO36uZd5— ZooMass (@ZooMass) February 5, 2018
The Eagles are expected to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport on Monday afternoon
The Associated Press contributed to this report.