Frank Gore's Dirty Bird a Huge Diss to Falcons Fans

Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 20:  Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a nine-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Frank Gore staked the San Francisco 49ers to a late lead on an untouched sprint to the end zone. The interior runs were working all day for the 'Niners, so the call wasn't exactly a surprise. 

He broke through the middle of the line and raced the final nine yards to the lead. San Francisco had failed to score on its previous two trips into the Atlanta Falcons territory, making this touchdown imperative.


But Gore busted out a surprise for the Falcons fans after bursting their bubble. 

You can see Gore start to break out the old "Dirty Bird" dance of Jamaal Anderson fame before abruptly stopping himself.

Was he intimating that the Atlanta Falcons fans weren't worthy of being mocked? Or did he just want to get back to the sidelines for some much-needed hydration?

Who cares? It was awesome.