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According to Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News, a 49ers fan has stabbed a Falcons fan in the neck following the NFC Championship game (Credit: AP Photo)
Following last weekend’s Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers game, we brought you a story about the extraordinarily high number of people who were kicked out of Candlestick Park, the 49ers stadium. Tonight, another ugly incident occurred involving 49ers fans.
According to Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News, a 49ers fan allegedly stabbed a Falcons fan in the neck following the NFC Championship on Sunday night. The incident occurred outside of the Georgia Dome, immediately following the game.
As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting, a Falcons fan, having just left the Georgia Dome after Atlanta’s NFC Championship Game defeat, began arguing with a 49ers backer in the silver lot outside Gate D. The argument escalated, say witnesses, with the Falcons fan punching his opposite number, who then pulled out a knife.
One of the two men was stabbed in the throat area, reports Channel 2, and was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.
The police have told Action News that the Georgia Dome officials would be handling the incident and the investigation.
Whether or not the 49ers fan has been arrested was not detailed.
This is not the first time the 49ers fans have been accused of being a little too violent during or after the team’s games.
During week six of this season, a brawl was captured on camera between a number of New York Giants fans and 49ers fans outside of Candlestick Park.
Why some fans decide to take sports this seriously is beyond me, but I guess, to 49ers fans football is serious business.
Hopefully, the man who was stabbed in the neck is alright and makes a speedy recovery.
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