Hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown Boston on Tuesday to celebrate the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl championship.
Duck boats and flatbed trucks transported players, coaches, team staff and their family members the two miles from Hynes Convention Center to City Hall during the Patriots’ victory parade. The team flashed the Lombardi Trophy and whooped it up along the way, with quarterback Tom Brady throwing a football back and forth with fans along the parade route and a shirtless Rob Gronkowski drinking an adult beverage or two.
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The Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 on Sunday in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.
Fans in their team apparel started lining up about 7 a.m. for the 11 a.m. parade and reveled in the celebration, chanting, “We want seven!” and “Next year, right here!”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke briefly with reporters gathered at the start of the parade route and credited the Atlanta atmosphere with an assist.
“(Being) in the stadium in Atlanta was like a home game,” he said. “It did so much for the team.”
Kraft’s garb drew more attention than his words, though. He was wearing a Patriots hooded sweatshirt, custom Nike shoes with “6X Champions” on the heel, and a chain with an enormous pendant that read “CHAMPIONSHIPS” on one side and “DREAM CHASERS” on the other.
The 77-year-old Kraft said rapper Meek Mill gave him the necklace.
The Patriots’ victory parade came just over three months after a parade to celebrate the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
–Field Level Media