We understand that people are passionate about their team, but this is a case of one's allegiance going way too far. Following today's NFC Championship Game, which resulted in the San Francisco 49ers defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 28-24, a Falcons fan got into a heated altercation with a Niners fan in the parking lot in front of the Georgia Dome.

According to Channel 2 Action News, an Atlanta fan punched the 49ers fan, who retaliated by stabbing the 35-year-old male in the throat area. As of right now, the victim, who was transported to the nearby Grady Hospital, is in stable condition. It is still unclear whether the individuals involved actually attended the game, but Georgia Dome and Atlanta police "are investigating the incident."   

We will update you with further details as they become available.  

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[via SB Nation]