Police in Philadelphia are applying hydraulic fluid to street poles around the city in order to prevent Eagles fans from climbing on them after the Super Bowl.
Philly tryna raise the bar
Crisco didnt work
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) February 4, 2018
How is this a city for adults pic.twitter.com/FhbdbtGdYt
— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) February 4, 2018
Philadelphia pole climbers: meet your match tonight. As predicted, no Crisco on the poles. Instead, police are using hydraulic fluid. And it's water resistant, too, they said, so this afternoon's rain won't make it any easier for you to climb. pic.twitter.com/5GvI9BRhaQ
— Caitlin McCabe (@mccabe_caitlin) February 4, 2018
No Crisco this time. It's hydraulic fluid going up on all signs and poles to prevent fans from climbing after the game pic.twitter.com/EFR0ydZfu5
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) February 4, 2018
If you recall, the city’s authorities used Crisco when preparing for the aftermath of the NFC Championship Game in which the Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings.
LUBED UP AND READY TO GO! 'Crisco cops' in Philly out in force to prevent fans from climbing light poles https://t.co/g1vtuJGv0y
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 21, 2018
That didn’t work out so well.
Nevertheless, they persisted: Eagles fans are climbing the Crisco-covered poles in Philadelphia https://t.co/OOT0PQq8Za
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 22, 2018
We’ll see just how effective the hydraulic fluid is in stopping the climbers.