Celebs, Politicians On Hand To Witness Rams Punch Ticket To Super Bowl; Newsom, Garcetti Take Flak For Not Donning Masks
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – It was fitting that there were plenty of Hollywood celebrities on hand as the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night pulled off a Hollywood ending and punched their ticket to the Super Bowl with a magnificent comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers.
The Rams, down 17-7 going into the fourth quarter, scored 13 unanswered points to defeat the 49ers 20-17 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. The Super Bowl will be at SoFi Stadium in two weeks, where the Rams will face the improbable Cincinnati Bengals.
Lakers legend Magic Johnson tweeted photos from the game alongside L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and actor Rob Lowe.
"The Rams are going to the Super Bowl!!!" Magic wrote. "I already got the suite and can't wait to cheer the Rams on to victory! Congratulations to Rams owner Stan Kroenke, the incredible coaches and players, and the entire Rams organization!"
Also on hand were the likes of actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Alba.
Newsom, a 49ers fan, tweeted his congratulations to the Rams:
"Congrats to the NFC champion Rams -- California is well represented in #SuperBowlLVI! And thanks to the 49ers for the exciting season and playoff run -- have a feeling there's more to come from the Red & Gold next year!!"
Both Newsom and Garcetti caught some flak online for not wearing masks in their photos with Magic. All fans attending the game were required to be masked when not actively eating or drinking. They must also be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Garcetti also tweeted out a photo following the win standing on the field with the Rams mascot, Rampage. In it, he also was not wearing a mask.
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