They estimate that 1.5 million people turned out for the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory parade. It was a well behaved crowd too, only 12 arrests in that huge crowd. But there's always that guy...
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh had warned people not to throw beer cans at the players after Alex Cora's daughter almost got hit and the Red Sox World Series trophy got dinged by another can at our last Championship Parade in October.
Photographer Tom Hamilton of Weymouth must have felt like he hit the lottery. He was riding along with New England Patriots wide recievers --including Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman -- during the parade when out of nowhere, a beer can came flying.
He posted the ordeal on Facebook writing, " I didn't see it coming! Bam!!! Fortunately there were two nurses and a doctor (Slater's wife) on the flat bed and my friend Rosemary had wipes in her bag. They cleaned me up, strapped a Patriots towel on my head and we kept rolling! My awesome wife Kristen set up an appointment in urgent care for when I got home, they glued it shut and gave me a tetanus shot! Crazy day, players all said what a story to tell! And they let me hoist the Lombardi!!! Lol!"
His best line, "It was a crappy Natural Light can of beer to boot! Lol! Hence my disappointed look in the picture where I'm holding the culprit!"
Channel 5 interviewed him, you can see his glued together head here at wcvb.com.