Watch Villanova Fans Climb on Top of Stuff, Light Things on Fire After Team Wins National Title

Who’d have thunk it? Philadelphia has become Titletown, U.S.A.

After the Eagles’ Super Bowl triumph in February, the City of Brotherly Love captured its second major sports crown in a 60-day span Monday when Villanova defeated Michigan to win college basketball’s national championship.

As a result, students at the campus — located about 10 miles from the Liberty Bell — decided to celebrate by starting a sizable bonfire in the street. According to NBC Philadelphia affiliate WCAU, fans tossed, among other items, Michigan shirts and flags into the fire.

This video, via Fox Philadelphia affiliate WTXF, offers another look at the carnage on campus. In this footage, you can see one fan climb atop a traffic light, as the fire continues to rage down below.

Fortunately for the students, they’ll have a chance to sleep in after their night of revelry. Classes at the school have been canceled on Tuesday.

Watch above, via WCAU and WTXF.

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