The Eagles bested the Vikings on Sunday, but one of their own fans embarrassed the team before the game even started by allegedly attacking a Philadelphia police horse.
Andrew Tornetta, of North Wales, Pa., allegedly punched a police horse, "Samson", and the Pennsylvania State Police corporal riding it. Tornetta was with fellow fans in a parking lot off of Pattison Avenue around 3:15 p.m., police said, when a mounted Pennsylvania State Police Corporal was attempting to disperse the crowd.
Tornetta allegedly refused to the leave the area, prompting the mounted corporal to escort him away from the crowd.
Tornetta is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and related charges, authorities said.
While police reported no arrests from the celebrations that took place in the streets after the Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings, there were a few people taken into custody before kickoff.
Police say Tornetta managed to maneuver himself out of the jacket the mounted officer was holding.
Instead, Tornetta punched a police horse twice in the right shoulder and then socked the human officer in the face. according to cops.
The first incident came after a fan was ejected from the Eagles divisional road playoff game. The offender then struck the corporal on the right side of his face, below his eye, causing redness and swelling.
Video obtained by NJ.com shows a bloodied and shirtless Andrew Tornetta, 19, being taken into police custody hours before the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 to earn a trip to take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on February 4.