On Sunday, Super Bowl LV ended with a win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They dominated against the Kansas City Chiefs with a final score of 31-9. As a result, Tom Brady is walking away with his seventh Super Bowl ring.
Many fans watching the game said that the game was boring and, at moments, incredibly frustrating. Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs, but none of his receivers seemed to be catching what he was throwing.
One of the best moments and most entertaining moments for fans is when a man ran onto the field and streaked.
Streaker Faces Legal Action
While the fans were amused by the situation, the infamous streaker is now facing legal charges. He ran around Raymond James Stadium before eventually being tackled near the endzone by security.
According to Outkick, the 31-year-old man named Yuri Andrade is facing a misdemeanor trespassing charge. He was arrested at 10 p.m. on Sunday and was booked into jail on Monday morning.
USA Today reported that the man was released from jail on Monday after he posted the cash bond of $500. However, Andrade knew the risks of running onto the field before he did it. He anticipated his arrest but is unsure if he will contest the trespassing charge.
“It was just a joke between friends, pretty much. It wasn’t nothing crazy like I was trying to harm anyone,” he said to USA Today Sports.
Andrade also had the name of an X-rated site on the pink one-piece he had on. He said the owner purchased his ticket to the game, but he does not work for the company.
This Super Bowl was marked by a lot of arrests. According to Tampa Bay Times, the 10 days surrounding the Super Bowl led to five misdemeanor arrests and 13 ejections. Most of the incidents were related to alcohol. There is currently a bomb threat investigation underway.
Super Bowl & COVID-19
While streaking and arrests were a problem at the Super Bowl, maskless fans were a problem after and during as well.
The Tampa Bay Mayor, Jane Castor, expressed disappointment after countless videos and photos were released of fans partying with no masks on.
“It is a little frustrating because we have worked so hard. At this point in dealing with COVID-19, there is a level of frustration when you see that,” Castor said, according to AP News.
There were maskless fans walking the street celebrating and packed sports bars all in the area. There were 200,000 masks handed out at the game.
Many are concerned that the Super Bowl festivities will lead to another surge in COVID-19 cases. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that President Joe Biden is concerned given all the people pictured without masks.
Florida has 1.7 million confirmed cases and more than 28,000 deaths. AP News reported that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s infectious disease expert, said before that Super Bowl that people should “just lay low and cool it.”