Gore offers to buy Rams-49ers tickets after viral tweet from Whitworth's wife
The Los Angeles Rams hosted the San Francisco 49ers at SoFi Stadium in L.A. in Week 18, but it felt like the game took place at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco due to the number of 49ers fans in attendance and how loud they were.
With Los Angeles and San Francisco set to face off again at SoFi on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, it looks like Rams players - and their relatives - are willing to do anything they can to reduce the amount of red and gold in the crowd.
Melissa Whitworth, the wife of Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth, asked Rams fans on Twitter not to sell their tickets to 49ers supporters and even offered to buy them herself.
However, former 49ers running back Frank Gore and offensive tackle Joe Staley both seem poised to help San Francisco have a home-field environment on the road again.
In an attempt to limit public ticket sales for the NFC title game, the Rams notified Ticketmaster users on Monday that only residents of the Greater Los Angeles region could purchase tickets, according to Michael Nowels of The Mercury News.
The announcement, which garnered negative reactions from multiple 49ers players, disappeared from the Rams' Ticketmaster page hours later, Nowels adds.
Star wide receiver Deebo Samuel was one of the San Francisco players to criticize the note.
San Francisco booked its ticket to the postseason by edging Los Angeles 27-24 in overtime in Week 18. Rams coach Sean McVay said postgame that the number of 49ers fans in the crowd caught his team "off guard."
Los Angeles has lost six straight against San Francisco, its last victory dating back to December 2018.
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