People paint graffiti and climb onto the roof of a bus with passengers in Los Angeles

People paint graffiti and climb onto the roof of a bus with passengers in Los Angeles

‘Destructive’ Rams fans launch RIOT after team’s Super Bowl win: Troublemakers hijack and graffiti an LA city bus, block off intersections and set off fireworks

  • The bus was stopped en route in downtown Los Angeles after the Super Bowl.
  • Furious fans climbed onto the roof of the car and painted graffiti on the side.
  • At the time of the act of vandalism, the passengers were still on the bus.
  • Fireworks were also set off in the middle of the street.
  • The LAPD soon arrived on the scene and by 9 p.m. issued a “disbursement order.”

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Rams fans celebrating their home team’s Super Bowl victory rioted on the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday and were filmed climbing onto a bus before destroying it, blocking intersections and setting off fireworks.

Riots erupted on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles as some vandals sprayed the word “Rams” on bus windows, including its windshield.

Some of the spray paints were team colors blue, white and yellow.

The bus was stopped en route in downtown Los Angeles after the LA Rams won the Super Bowl.  People began to climb onto the bus as the party got out of control.

The bus was stopped en route in downtown Los Angeles after the LA Rams won the Super Bowl. People began to climb onto the bus as the party got out of control.

Football fans block a bus during a celebration outside SoFi Stadium after the Los Angels Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL Super Bowl 56 football game.

Football fans block a bus during a celebration outside SoFi Stadium after the Los Angels Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL Super Bowl 56 football game.

Furious fans climbed onto the roof of the car and painted graffiti on the side.

Furious fans climbed onto the roof of the car and painted graffiti on the side.

LAPD officers were called in due to clashes that broke out as revelers celebrated the Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl victory.

LAPD officers were called in due to clashes that broke out as revelers celebrated the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl victory.

The LAPD soon arrived on the scene and issued a

The LAPD soon arrived on the scene and issued a “funds order” by midnight.

Behavior quickly spiraled out of control after the Rams' victory.

Behavior quickly spiraled out of control after the Rams’ win.

The fans started jumping on the bus and painting graffiti.

The fans started jumping on the bus and painting graffiti.

Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LVI earlier Sunday.

Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LVI earlier Sunday.

The bus was unable to continue its journey and saw people climb onto the roof to celebrate the historic victory before the car was damaged by paint.

At one point, five people were standing on the roof of the bus, and the driver was nowhere to be seen inside.

However, a couple of passengers could be seen looking through the glass, unable to do anything with the scene that was unfolding outside.

Celebrants also set off fireworks in the middle of the street, much to the dismay of those standing nearby, while others reportedly saw the car shake after blocking the intersection.

LAPD officers arrived on the scene and began taking steps to further accelerate their dispersal.

LAPD officers arrived on the scene and began taking steps to further accelerate their dispersal.

Fireworks were also set off in the middle of the street.

Fireworks were also set off in the middle of the street.

A man talks to LAPD officers deployed as clashes erupted as revelers celebrate the Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl victory.

A man talks to LAPD officers deployed as clashes erupted as revelers celebrate the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl victory.

LAPD policy does not allow officers to use tear gas or any other type of gas to disperse crowds, but rather foam projectiles.

LAPD policy does not allow officers to use tear gas or any other type of gas to disperse crowds, but rather foam projectiles.

LAPD officers arrived on the scene and began taking steps to further accelerate their dispersal.

LAPD officers arrived on the scene and began taking steps to further accelerate their dispersal.

A glowing sign on the side of the bus read “Go Rams,” but even the bus company run by Metro wouldn’t want their car covered in graffiti by the end of the night.

Shortly after the situation got out of control, the police were called to the area.

As victory celebrations became more problematic, just after midnight, the LAPD issued an order directing those gathered in the area to disperse and return home.

LAPD policy does not allow officers to use tear gas or any other type of gas to disperse crowds, but rather foam projectiles. The city is known for its riots, the most notorious of which occurred in 1992 after a jury acquitted four white Los Angeles police officers of beating motorist Rodney King.

Los Angeles Rams fans celebrate their Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA on February 13, 2022.  The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23–20.  EPA/DAVID SWANSON

Los Angeles Rams fans celebrate their Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA on February 13, 2022. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23–20. EPA/DAVID SWANSON

Most of the celebrations were good-natured, with lots of laughter, singing and drinking.

Most of the celebrations were good-natured, with lots of laughter, singing and drinking.

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