For New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons fans, Super Bowl LI was a roller-coaster of emotions.
The Falcons seemed well on their way to the franchise’s first Lombardi Trophy after the team jumped out to a 25-point lead in the second half. The lead quickly slipped through Atlanta’s fingers, though, as New England erased the sizable deficit en route to a 34-28 overtime victory.
For Patriots fan Diane Vadala, the incredible comeback win did not come without consequence. After James White powered into the end zone for the game-winning score, Vadala “jumped for joy,” which resulted in her breaking her foot, as she told Fox25 News.
?I continued to jump on one foot, yelling, ?I broke my toe!? ? she said in a message to FOX25. ?Turned out to be my top foot bone, not toe.?
Vadala wasn’t the only fan to suffer an injury as a result of the Super Bowl LI chaos. Another Patriots fan’s joy turned to pain when he jumped up, only to come down on a coffee table and break his leg.
Editor’s note: The Patriots fan who broke his leg originally was identified as a Falcons fan. The article above has been corrected.