The San Francisco 49ers are technically the road team for the NFC Championship Game against the Rams, but they’re excited to play at “Levi South.”

This year’s NFC Championship Game is a California grudge match between north and south and the trash talk has already begun.

San Francisco cornerback Ambry Thomas went after the Rams’ home turf with a bold troll on Twitter.

“Can we get a Red out in Levi south this Sunday?” Thomas wrote.

49ers player called SoFi Stadium ‘Levi South’ before NFC title game

Thomas and the 49ers are tempted to call LA’s SoFi Stadium “Levi South,” after their home Levi’s Stadium, because the last time they turned up it sounded a lot like a home game. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford even had to use a silent count during that January meeting.

Los Angeles didn’t help the perception that 49ers fans would be swarming down to the game. Initially, the stadium restricted ticket sales to fans whose credit card zip code was in southern California. That policy quietly disappeared after people called attention to it.

Of course, San Francisco would do well not to get too confident ahead of this one, or give the Rams too much bulletin board material.

The 49ers beat LA in both of their regular-season meetings but it’s hard to get three wins over anyone in one season. Stafford and company will be plenty motivated to turn the tide their way, especially with their playoff lives hanging in the balance. San Francisco had to win that final game to make the playoffs. The Rams lost and still won the NFC West division title.

Even if the road fans travel en mass, the trip back for the Super Bowl will come down to the effort on the field, not the digs on Twitter.

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