- Eagles fan was seen scattering his grandfather’s ashes along the parade route
- The man said that he flew from Tampa, Florida, to Philadelphia for historic event
- Though the man’s actions may seem strange, it wasn’t actually that unusual
- Dustin Slaughter also brought an urn with his father’s ashes to the celebrations
- Hundreds of thousands of spectators have already lined the frigid 20-degree streets of Philadelphia as the city prepares for its first Super Bowl parade
- Eagles upset five-time champion New England Patriots Sunday in Super Bowl 52
An Eagles fan flew nearly 1,000 miles from Florida to Philadelphia to scatter his grandfather’s ashes along the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade route.
As thousands braved 20-degree temperatures to line the streets of Philadelphia ahead of Thursday’s Super Bowl parade, one Eagles fan showed his dedication in a much more permanent way.
According to a Bleacher Report correspondent who posted the video on Twitter, the fan flew up from Tampa just to scatter the ashes of his grandfather, who presumably was a big Eagles fan.
‘Doesn’t get realer than scattering your grandfather’s ashes at the Eagles Super Bowl parade,’ Bleacher Report’s Maurice Peebles wrote.
In the video, the man is seen wearing an Eagles jersey as he walks in a full circle emptying the bag of his grandfather’s ashes.
And though some believe the man’s actions were a bit strange, it wasn’t actually that unusual.
Another Eagles fan, Dustin Slaughter brought a small urn of his father’s ashes with him for the celebrations.
‘It feels good to have him with me for a day like today,’ Slaughter told Philly.com.
He said his father, Michael Slaughter, who died in 2014 at age 64, would have been ‘ecstatic today’.
And Eagles fan Andrew Immordino went to the Super Bowl on Sunday at the US Bank Stadium with his brother’s ashes in an urn.
Hundreds of thousands of spectators have already lined the frigid 20-degree streets of Philadelphia as the city prepares for its first Super Bowl parade in the wake of the Eagles’ remarkable upset of the five-time champion New England Patriots on Sunday.
The five-mile route starts near Lincoln Financial Field, the team’s stadium, and fittingly ends at the art museum steps that Sylvester Stallone famously climbed in the ‘Rocky’ movies.
Schools, museums, courts, government offices and even the city zoo were shut down in anticipation of the event.
Organizers are prepared for as many as 2 million people, but the actual number may be much lower.
Many fans are taking mass transit, which led New Jersey Transit to suspend ticket sales on its Atlantic City Line into Philadelphia.
All 50,000 special parade day tickets for the SEPTA regional railroad lines sold out.
Fortunately for local fans, the city’s two subways are free all day.
The parade caps a glorious week for jubilant Eagles fans celebrating an NFL title that had eluded them for nearly 60 years.
Led by backup quarterback Nick Foles and second-year coach Doug Pederson, the Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII on Sunday.
Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney asked fans to celebrate with passion and pride after Sunday’s wild postgame celebration was marred by ‘knuckleheads’ who resorted to violence and vandalism.
‘Now remember – act responsibly, don’t ruin this for the fans who have waited decades for what will be a historic day as the Eagles finally parade up Broad Street,’ he said.
‘We are, after all, the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection.’
Source: Daily Mail UK
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