(VIDEO) Falcons Fan Stabbed in Throat by 49ers Fan After NFC Championship Game

Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Football is just a game, but it evokes such animalistic emotions from the people who love and watch it. Not every NFL fan is a drunken crazed maniac after his team loses a big game, but the unfortunate fact of life is, some people are. That was the horrifying case at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, where after the San Francisco 49ers came back form a 17-0 deficit to eliminate the Falcons, things got violent in the crowd.

WSB-TV in Atlanta first reported that a Falcons fan got into an argument with a 49ers fans and ended up getting stabbing in the throat.

No further word has been given on the incident in question and the victim’s status is not yet known. This isn’t the first time violence followed a sporting event. One of the most infamous incidents occurred when 42-year old San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten into a coma by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans in the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium.

Fan violence isn’t anything new, but it sure has a sickening way of snapping everybody out of the escape football represents and back into the cruel and disgusting world we watch the game to get away from.

Topics: Atlanta Falcons, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

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  • http://www.facebook.com/djholohan Dave Holohan

    Georgia is thug central and heavily religious, of course this stuff happens no matter what team someone roots for. No surprise.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560571192 facebook-560571192

      Where in america aren’t there thugs and religion? I would blame this on the idiot fanbase of football before the region.

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    People are crazy. This is a prime example of why you shouldn’t get beer muscles at a football game and get into a fight with someone. You never know who you are messing with. It isn’t worth it starting something with some maniac who is going to stab or shoot you. Just walk away.

    • Keeping_It_Heel

      well said Patrick. What is ridiculous is that somebody will actually do this over a football game? I’m sure all of us have found ourselves in some heated discussions involving sports even while drinking, personally I can’t imagine a sports argument becoming physical just seems so immature.

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