Sunday 15 September 2019

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Philadelphia’s first Super Bowl victory parade

This is what the end of a 52-year wait for glory looks like.

The Philadelphia Eagles mascot during the Super Bowl LII victory parade
The Philadelphia Eagles mascot during the Super Bowl LII victory parade

By Max McLean, Press Association

Philadelphia Eagles fans have experienced their first Super Bowl victory parade after winning the 52nd edition of the competition.

A 41-33 win over the New England Patriots in the championship game on Sunday secured the trophy for the Eagles, which meant a celebration was in order.

The parade began at 11am from Broad Street at Pattison Avenue, making its way towards the steps at Philadelphia Museum of Art, made famous by fictional boxer Rocky Balboa.

The players were clearly excited to quite literally get the show on the road.

And the Eagles were only too happy to oblige, with buses adorned in team colours helping entertain hundreds of thousands of people.

For this very special occasion, Eagles defensive end Chris Long protected himself from the freezing winds with this fake-fur effort.

Meanwhile schools, museums and the Philadelphia Zoo were shut down for the event. Not that the buildings themselves did not play a part in the occasion.

Even the sky got involved, with ‘Philly Philly Dilly Dilly’ – a reference to a Bud Light advert – written across the clouds.

And while a party atmosphere was evident across the city, for some it was the moment the reality of winning a first Super Bowl began to sink in.

The end of a 52-year wait.

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