The city of Philadelphia is taking no chances with the rabid football fan base.
With the Eagles on the cusp of a Super Bowl appearance, the Philadelphia Police Department said it will grease traffic poles and light poles as part of its safety precautions across the city.
In a statement, Mayor Jim Kenney said that Philadelphians are encouraged to celebrate “safely and responsibly.”
“As the Mayor of this great city it is always a joy to see all Philadelphians united behind our beloved sports teams,” Kenney said. “We encourage fans to cheer on safely and responsibly and wish the Eagles good luck in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.”
The mayor’s office said that the Philadelphia Police Department “will institute the practice of ‘greasing poles’ as a deterrent for climbing poles and light fixtures.”
The city will also have barricades placed in “key locations” to help control crowds.
The idea that Philly citizens can be controlled after a big win is a tall task, but at least they are trying something to keep order just in case the local teams win.
This isn’t out of the ordinary as the city did the same thing ahead of the NFC Championship Game. They won that game. The greasing of the poles did not work well back then, and likely will do nothing this time around.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.