The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl on Sunday and the city almost didn’t survive the celebration.
“There was so much fire and crying, for a second I thought I was watching This is Us,” said Colbert. “The people of Philadelphia weren’t just happy taking down the New England Patriots, but also their longtime nemesis: the city of Philadelphia.”
People in Philadelphia climbed the gates of city hall, tore down street lamps, and destroyed stores. At one point, a man even stood on a police van as it drove through the crowd. “It got so crazy that the police were left powerless? Poor police,” Trevor Noah said. “They were like, ‘We couldn’t do anything. They were white.’”