Deebo Samuel throws shade at lack of Rams fans at SoFI Stadium
By Peter Panacy
After the 49ers pulled off a thrilling playoff-clinching overtime win versus the Rams, Deebo Samuel pointed out how there weren’t too many Rams fans at SoFI Stadium.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel might have himself a personal little rivalry with the Los Angeles Rams.
Of course, Samuel is currently holding onto the last laugh in this NFC West rivalry in the wake of the Niners pulling off a thrilling 27-24 overtime win over Los Angeles at SoFI Stadium in Week 18, stamping their ticket to the playoffs and helping push LA down a spot to No. 3 in the NFC playoff picture.
And even bigger, Samuel’s squad is now a perfect 6-0 over the Rams ever since he was drafted out of South Carolina back in 2019.
There was, of course, a bit of a rivalry-sparking moment last year when Samuel and Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald had a bit of a back-and-forth, Donald claiming he didn’t know who Samuel was, which resulted in some notable “clapping back” on the part of Samuel.
After Samuel went off against Los Angeles again in Week 18, a performance that included 95 receiving yards, 45 rush yards and two touchdowns (one on the ground and another passing), it looks like Samuel will have whatever right he wants to speak his mind.
Deebo Samuel calls out lack of Rams fans at SoFI Stadium
San Francisco is one of those teams that travels well, and that traveling is made all the more easy by the fact it’s just a short six-hour drive from the Bay Area to Southern California.
Along with plenty of 49ers fans who live in the greater Los Angeles area.
So, it shouldn’t be a surprise a sizable portion of SoFI Stadium was wearing red during the game, and it was noticeably loud when the Rams offense was on the field, something Fox game commentators, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, pointed out during the broadcast.
Samuel noticed that, too, albeit in a very different way.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Samuel noted how the sound seemed to be different when the Niners offense was on the field, namely when a reporter asked him if it “felt like a home game out there.”
“It definitely did,” Samuel responded. “I felt like the Rams pumped noise because there weren’t many Rams fans there.”
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Samuel has a point, though. SoFI has essentially turned into Levi’s Stadium South, and the San Francisco Faithful should feel proud taking the venue over in Week 18, as the 49ers needed that support.
Now, the Niners hope that same takeover will happen during the Wild Card round of the playoffs when they travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys.