THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS

The all-destructive joy of Philadelphia’s Eagles fans, in photos

Scaling the traffic light of victory.
Scaling the traffic light of victory.
Image: Reuters/Jessica Kourkounis
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Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles took to the streets last night, after the football team won their first Super Bowl championship.

Their liveliness was expected. Prior to the game, local police reportedly lubricated street poles to prevent exuberant fans from climbing them. But they weren’t able to forestall all the festivities: After the Eagles’ victory, Philadelphia police responded to numerous reports of public and private property destruction, as well as at least one fire.

Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate the team’s victory in downtown Philadelphia on Feb. 4.
Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate the team’s victory in downtown Philadelphia on Feb. 4.
Image: AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Philadelphia Eagles football fans celebrate their Super Bowl victory.
Philadelphia Eagles football fans celebrate their Super Bowl victory.
Image: Reuters/Jessica Kourkounis
Philadelphia Eagles football fans celebrate their Super Bowl LII victory in downtown Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles football fans celebrate their Super Bowl LII victory in downtown Philadelphia.
Image: Reuters/Jessica Kourkounis
Tom Roush waves a flag while celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles victory.
Tom Roush waves a flag while celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles victory.
Image: Reuters/Mark Makela
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S. February 4, 2018. Picture taken February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Makela – RC1A8DF39650
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S. February 4, 2018. Picture taken February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Makela – RC1A8DF39650
Image: Reuters/Mark Makela
Philadelphia Eagles football fans celebrate in downtown Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles football fans celebrate in downtown Philadelphia.
Image: Reuters/Jessica Kourkounis
Fans celebrate after the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win.
Fans celebrate after the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win.
Image: EPA/Bastiaan Slabbers
Philadelphia Eagles celebrate in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles celebrate in Philadelphia.
Image: EPA/Bastiaan Slabbers
Police officers lead an Eagles fan away as they clean an intersection in northeast Philadelphia.
Police officers lead an Eagles fan away as they clean an intersection in northeast Philadelphia.
Image: EPA/Bastiaan Slabbers
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Image: Reuters/Mark Makela
Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate in downtown Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate in downtown Philadelphia.
Image: AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Fans celebrate after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl LII.
Fans celebrate after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl LII.
Image: EPA/Bastiaan Slabbers
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles’ Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles’ Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Image: Reuters/Chris Kaufman
Fans set off fireworks while celebrating the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Fans set off fireworks while celebrating the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Image: Reuters/Mark Makela
Philadelphia Eagles football fans celebrate their Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in downtown Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles football fans celebrate their Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in downtown Philadelphia.
Image: Reuters/Jessica Kourkounis
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles’ Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles’ Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Image: Reuters/Chris Kaufman
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Fans celebrate the Philadelphia Superbowl LII victory over the New England Patriots in Philadelphia.
Image: Reuters/Mark Makela