An overwhelming number of reckless celebrations broke out Sunday night after Super Bowl LV.
Over the weekend, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 to become the champions of the 2020 National Football League season.
However, after the victory, many Buccaneers fans took to the streets of Tampa to celebrate the win — while ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols.
As seen in a video posted by Fox 35’s Stephanie Buffamonte, a group of people — many of whom did not appear to wear masks or socially distance — were videoed jumping on a white minivan.
Bucs fans in Tampa are CELEBRATING. pic.twitter.com/13pNGVsYwS— Stephanie Buffamonte FOX 35 (@StephBuffamonte) February 8, 2021
In another video posted by Fox 13’s Jordan Bowen, fans were seen rocking a tree back and forth.
In a different clip posted by TMZ, one man, who appeared to be on top of a car while wearing a Buccaneers jersey, sprayed a bottle of champagne onto excited fans.
Last week, infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on “Good Morning America” and pleaded with the public to cancel large Super Bowl gatherings.
"The one thing you don't want to do, you don't want to be somebody that's putting a damper on anything," Fauci said, "but you don't want parties with people that you haven't had much contact with."
Instead, Fauci recommended to "have a party in your house with your family with the people who were there."
According to The New York Times, as of Monday at 7:45 a.m. EST, more than 27,044,800 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus. At least 463,338 have died.