Posted by Media Outrage on January 21st, 2013
This type of violence is senseless. An Atlanta Falcons fan was stabbed in the neck outside the Georgia dome after the game.
The NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons was one for the ages, and one that will be always remembered. One fan in particular will truly remember it as the fan was stabbed in the neck outside of Georgia Dome following the end of the game.
Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta reports that an altercation occurred outside of the Georgia Dome following the Falcons’ 28-24 defeat to the 49ers. During the incident, the fan was stabbed in the neck and taken to a medical facility.
The victim was a fan of the Atlanta Falcons and reportedly punched a San Francisco 49ers fan according to witnesses present. It is said that after he was punched, the Falcons’ fan was stabbed in the throat area by the 49ers fan.
At this point, the Falcons’ fan was taken to a nearby hospital. As of Sunday evening, the condition of the fan that was stabbed is unknown.
The 49ers defeated the Falcons 28-24 on Sunday, winning the right to return to the Super Bowl which will be played in two weeks in New Orleans. It is the first time that the 49ers have been to the Super Bowl since 1994.