George Kittle donned a NSFW shirt underneath his jersey when the 49ers demolished the Cowboys, and that ticked off Micah Parsons.
And involved plenty of hatred, too. For those younger Niner fans, think the 2010s rivalry between San Francisco and the Seattle Seahawks.
Yes, that kind of hatred.
it was personal between the 49ers and Cowboys during the early 1970s, the early 1980s and for much of the 1990s, too. When the Niners and Cowboys faced off against each other in three consecutive NFC Championship games from the 1992 through 1994 seasons, that was the real Super Bowl.
After that, though, the rivalry went dormant. Until recently, especially with San Francisco eliminating Dallas in back-to-back postseasons. And while the 49ers have had the upper hand lately, the Cowboys still own the playoff-series record by five games to four.
So, what's the best way to get the rivalry back to what it once was?
Tight end George Kittle. Who else?
George Kittle dons NSFW anti-Dallas shirt during 49ers' Week 5 beatdown of Cowboys
The Niners throttled the Cowboys 42-10 on Sunday Night Football in Week 5, and Kittle was one of the game's primary stars with three touchdowns, a career-best.
All along, he had been wearing a shirt that read "F--K Dallas" underneath his No. 85 jersey. As the game concluded, Kittle didn't hesitate to share his wardrobe choice with the Faithful at Levi's Stadium that Sunday night. The All-Pro even shared the shirt on his Instagram account, too.
It's an homage to the 1990s rivalry when San Francisco legend Gary Plummer wore a similar shirt underneath his jersey.
And it'll certainly trigger a few people, too. Including Cowboys star linebacker Micah Parsons.
Micah Parsons on George Kittle shirt choice: 'We can make it personal'
Speaking on the game via his Bleacher Report-sponsored podcast, The Edge, Parsons fired back at Kittle and the rest of the 49ers for what transpired on Sunday.
Specifically, how Kittle's shirt left him in his feels:
"I just feel like [Kittle] is making it way more personal than it had to be," Parsons said. I'm going to say this: laugh now, cry later."
Parsons, who was mostly a non-factor in the game (especially according to former Niners cornerback and The Undisputed cohost Richard Sherman), had one tackle and three assists versus San Francisco Sunday night.
"If we see them again, just trust ... I ain't gonna put too much on it," Parsons continued. "You wanna make it personal? We can make it personal."
Deebo Samuel claps back at Micah Parsons' veiled threats to 49ers
Kittle is into wrestling, and he might have engaged in a quasi tag-team move when fellow All-Pro Deebo Samuel got involved.
Speaking to Kay Adams of the Up and Adams Show, Samuel pointed out the obvious when informed of Parsons' comments:
"It was already personal before the game started," Samuel told Adams. "42-10? I don't think you want to see us again. It might be a little bit worse."
It's hard to argue against what Samuel said after the 49ers' primetime domination of their longtime rivals. And, combined with what's happened in the postseason the last two years, Samuel has an even bigger point.
Either way, though, it seems as if both sides are trying to get the rivalry back on track, and we're all here for it.
Football is simply better when the Niners and Cowboys outright hate each other.