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49ers fans target Philadelphia’s Rocky statue ahead of NFC title game

The front of the Rocky statue in Philadelphia

Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of the Rocky statue before 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers fans are playing a dangerous game ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.

Images went viral on Friday of Philadelphia’s famous Rocky Balboa statue dressed up in 49ers gear. San Francisco fans apparently got to the statue, located by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, at some point during the week.

Unfortunately for the 49ers, this may be a “those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it” moment. You may recall that fans of the Minnesota Vikings pulled a very similar stint with the Rocky statue before the NFC title game against the Eagles in 2018, dressing it up in Vikings colors. The Eagles would go on to dismantle the Vikings by a 38-7 final and then won Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots.

The statue is a very famous local landmark in Philly, so the psychological warfare between the 49ers and the Eagles is clearly well underway. Sunday’s game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field, but we know that 49ers fans show out everywhere (especially during the playoffs).

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