Ajeenah Amir, a spokeswoman for Philadelphia's mayor Jim Kenney, said in a statement: "Tens of thousands came out and celebrated this fantastic victory last night, and but for a handful of bad actors the celebration was peaceful and jubilant. Be happy we won and keep moving", said Dee Moses. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience". She praised the police for "their assistance in getting the crowds dispersed and people home safely". Officials in the western MA town said those transported to hospitals suffered from head injuries, lacerations and alcohol intoxication. Police say those arrested face criminal charges, and students would face punishment under the student code of conduct.
Police had already anticipated trouble, they greased street lamps with hydraulic fluid beforehand to prevent fans from trying to climb them.
"We know you have waited years, some for decades, for the chance to crown your Birds as champs", Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement. "Go forth and celebrate, but do so in a way that will make Philadelphia shine".
Liverpool confirm Anderson Arroyo transfer
Liverpool have confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Anderson Arroyo, a highly-rated defender, from Colombia side Fortaleza. A deal for the Colombia youth global was reached during the January transfer window after he impressed on a recent trial.