Here’s all you need to know about Philadelphia Eagles fans: Before their NFC Championship matchup with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the city couldn’t trust its fans to handle the result, good or bad, without scaling—and perhaps taking down—Philly’s light posts.
So the city government had them coated in Crisco.
Good morning from Philly where crews from the city are greasing the light poles with Crisco to prevent #Eagles fans from climbing after the #NFCChampionshipGame tonight. #Vikings pregame coverage starts at 3 on FOX9. They call themselves the #CriscoCops pic.twitter.com/w1ZkYWZhYG
— FOX 9 Sports (@Fox9Sports) January 21, 2018
— Antoine Johnson (@HouseofTalentPa) January 21, 2018
But whether or not drunk Eagles fans made it to the top of the city’s light posts, they still managed to cause trouble, and they didn’t even wait for the game to start.
These Vikings fans weren’t exactly welcomed with open arms, but received no more malice than the experience of Philadelphians’ breath.
— Ryan Shaver (@RShaverSports) January 21, 2018
These Minnesotans weren’t so lucky, however, having to defend themselves from full beer cans hurled at them.
— Andy (@AndyDessner) January 21, 2018
A fight broke out too, but thankfully it didn’t involve Eagles fans’ guests. According to NJ.com, fans were fighting the police.
The Eagles walloped the Vikings, 38-7. But their fans are impressively making it hard for nonpartisan fans to root for an upset of the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.