Daily Mail – An Atlanta Falcons fan was stabbed in the neck during an altercation outside the Georgia Dome following Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta reported.
The victim, a 35-year-old male, was stabbed after punching a San Francisco 49ers fan, witnesses told Channel 2 Action News.
After being punched, the 49ers fan stabbed the Falcons fan in the throat, according to the report.
Georgia Dome spokesman Jason Kirksey emailed a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday saying an altercation occurred in a parking lot outside the dome at 6:40pm.
Paramedics work on a 49ers fan who was stabbed after the game
The statement says he is in stable condition and that it is unclear ‘if anyone involved in the altercation attended the game.’ Georgia Dome and Atlanta police “are investigating the incident.’
The 49ers defeated the Falcons, 28-24, on Sunday to reach the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Im as diehard a fan as they come, but I don’t think I’d ever punch/stab an opposing fan after a Giants loss. Now I might want to punch/stab a Giants player after a loss, like Corey Webster after he continually gives up catch after catch, but I won’t take it out on their fans. But Bay Area fans are apparently a breed of their own. San Francisco fans are slowly creeping up on Oakland Raiders fans as the most psycho fans on the planet Earth. Whether its their San Francisco Giants fans getting into fights and becoming comatose or its their Niners fans fighting Raiders fans, or carrying knives and stabbing opponent fans after wins.
I know you were punched, bro, but dude just had a bad three quarters. Believe that. He watched his team go up 17-0 in the first quarter only to watch them get outscored 28-7 the rest of the way. That deserves one good swing- a frustration swing. And I put money on it that you weren’t quiet about your victory. I know I’d be going through the roof. I had a whole Patriots house trying to kick me off in 2007-2008. So if that pisses you off that he swings at you, swing back… just without a knife. Just knock him out and let him take a nap real quick. Give him temporary dementia. Maybe then once he wakes up he’ll have forgotten about the days events. That’s if he’s that lucky.
PS, This Niners fan didn’t even hold back one bit, huh? Pulled out the knife and went straight for the throat. At that point Im just praying to Baby Jesus that he takes me home immediately. No way I want to suffer through that pain. I cant even take a toothache or a sprained ankle.