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

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.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons NFL San Francisco 49ers

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