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San Francisco party for Baltimore Ravens fans canceled after SFPD warns of safety threat

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Ravens fans in San Francisco are unable to party like they are in Baltimore after a safety threat cancelled their after-party. - PATRICK SMITH/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Ravens fans in San Francisco are unable to party like they are in Baltimore after a safety threat cancelled their after-party.

Apparently not everyone was able to celebrate the Super Bowl in San Francisco.

Ravens in the Fog, a Facebook page dedicated to Baltimore fans living in the Bay Area, said the several hundred people who were poised to take over Dear Mom in the Mission district Sunday had to cancel their party Friday due to fears about their safety.

A post on the page Friday said the Police Department had “heavily urged Ravens in the Fog and Dear Mom to cancel the event in-light of their concern that they can not guarantee the safety of those in attendance.”

“We had been working with the SFPD up to this point to advise on security related matters; and up to this point, we collectively felt we had taken ample precautions,” the post stated. “Ultimately however, the case they made was too strong to ignore, and we had to make a decision that wasn’t easy.”

Attempts to reach event organizers Sunday were unsuccessful. But many Ravens fans posted their opposition to the decision, including Nikolaus Hohmann.

“This makes no sense. It’s San Francisco --- people get upset about politics ... not sports!” Hohmann wrote on the page.

It appeared fans were banding together to have smaller gatherings throughout the Bay Area, including one at Thieves Tavern in San Francisco and another in Sunnyvale.

San Francisco police did not respond to questions regarding the party, but had said last week that plainclothes officers and an increased number of uniformed officers would be on the streets to look out for the safety of all fans, much like they would if the game were held at Candlestick Park.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com