Following the Super Bowl XLVII tournament on February 3rd, Sunday, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, with Ravens emerging the victor, incidents related to this event ensued. Tagged as “Super Bowl Violence”, scattered incidents erupted into the streets of Baltimore and San Francisco.
After the 49ers lost to the Ravens, disappointed fans in San Francisco, who were under the influence of liquor, assaulted police officers in the Mission District by throwing bottles at them. At least 25 people were arrested for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, police told NBC. While in Baltimore, after the Ravens won 34 – 31 over the 49ers, elated fans and revelers poured out of bars and restaurants in jubilation for the outcome of the match, as shown on a footage taken from a helicopter by news agency.
No untoward incident occurred in Baltimore. The celebration was peaceful, though a bit rowdy. Except for an incident wherein a fan was shown doing chin-ups on a metal bar attached to a utility pole, lost his grip and fell onto a lower street sign, and in the Federal Hill neighborhood where people uprooted a street sign and broke the windshield of a news van, WBAL, an affiliate of NBC, reported. No casualties were reported, police told NBC News.
The revelry which happened in San Francisco was mild compared to the incident which transpired on October last year when the hometown Giants won the World Series, Officer Carlos Manfredi said. Adequate measures were implemented to prevent repetition of the October incident, initiated by Mayor Ed Lee with the assistances of the police, fire officials and bar owners.
In Miami Gardens, the Miami suburbs where the Dolphins play, a man was gunned down, NBC reported. In New Orleans, where the match was played, people swarmed onto Bourbon Street to celebrate, and likewise, the celebration was peaceful as in Baltimore, WDSU reported.