San Francisco is under siege from the NFL, and the people who live there don’t like this one bit. Behold the devastation that Super Bowl 50 hath wrought upon a little city named Frisco.
Statues placed all over the city keep getting vandalised. “Sup Bro” reads one in the city’s Civic Center. Another placed in Alamo Square — just outside the Tanner household! — and meant to honour all that is good and decent about sports ball has been defaced for the third time.
— Hoodline (@HoodlineSF) January 27, 2016
Tiny fart-sniffing machines have been placed on every corner by Homeland Security.
— SFist (@SFist) January 27, 2016
A Verizon billboard has been erected on one of the city’s most prominent buildings like a giant penis tattooed in advertising. (It’s been declared illegal and is coming down. Win one for the little guys!)
Super Bowl 50 and Verizon bought the side of the entire Embarcadero building for a billboard. Gross. pic.twitter.com/wnZdYoDd2E
— Mike Senese (@msenese) January 26, 2016
Lines for food trucks are too long.
— Jeff Elder (@JeffElder) January 27, 2016
Lines for food trucks are too short.
— Kristen Sze (@abc7kristensze) January 25, 2016
No one is permitted to walk.
The most culturally sacred corners of the city have been turned into dens of commercialism.
Oh and guess what, the game isn’t even in San Francisco!
Amused by all the signs in San Francisco claiming that they're hosting a Super Bowl that's a 90 minute drive away. pic.twitter.com/a6ckrL2KhN
— Kevin Meyers (@kevinmeyers) January 26, 2016
And yet, there’s a whole side of the city that the NFL doesn’t want anyone to see.
— Fusion (@ThisIsFusion) January 27, 2016
Top image via @HoodlineSF