Los Angeles Rams mocked for tweet in light of last year’s San Francisco 49ers takeover

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Sep. 11, 2022Updated: Sep. 11, 2022 6:58 a.m.

Fans react during the fourth quarter between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers at SoFi Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California.

Fans react during the fourth quarter between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers at SoFi Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California.

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What did the Los Angeles Rams social media team expect to happen?

Ahead of their season-opening game against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, the Rams tweeted out, “WHOSE HOUSE?!” to theoretically hype up their fans ahead of Los Angeles’ Super Bowl title defense.

WHOSE HOUSE?!

— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 8, 2022

To put it lightly, the responses were not what the Rams had in mind. 

The tweet got slaughtered on social media for a couple reasons. Firstly, the Bills and quarterback Josh Allen completely dismantled the Rams in a 31-10 blowout. Secondly, SoFi Stadium — the Rams’ “house” — is notorious for being taken over by opposing fans. Last season, San Francisco 49ers fans invaded SoFi during the regular season finale, a 27-24 overtime win by the Niners that propelled them to the postseason. 

After that game, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford admitted his home stadium was a “tough environment for us to communicate” because of the 49ers fans.

When the two teams met again in the NFC Championship Game, the Rams had to go to extreme lengths to avoid having the stadium again taken over by the Niners Faithful. The Rams' brass temporarily banned ticket sales to anyone without a Los Angeles-area ZIP code and Rams players' family members had to beg fans not to resell tickets to 49ers fans. 

With this history, it's no surprise the Rams' tweet ahead of the 2022 opener got shellacked. One Twitter user commented with a screenshot from last year’s regular season finale, in which a sad “Rams House” banner is broadcast in front of a sea of red 49ers jerseys. 

Niners? pic.twitter.com/ZxBQUJPz52

— Shawn Scala (@scalashawn2) September 9, 2022

Other responses pointed out that, at least on Thursday, it was clearly Josh Allen’s house. The Bills quarterback collected 353 total yards and four touchdowns as Buffalo cruised to victory.

Josh's house pic.twitter.com/WPOGkKqAfO

— British Billdawg (1-0) (@BritishBillDawg) September 9, 2022

Sofi belongs to Josh until further notice. https://t.co/dOpn2wgDm4 pic.twitter.com/5benH3dUGX

— Gee Scott Sr. (@GeeScottSr) September 9, 2022

Stafford reportedly had to use a silent count in his own stadium against the din of the Bills Mafia in attendance, a tactic he also had to employ last year against the 49ers fans in SoFi. Silent counts are usually only needed when playing on the road in hostile situations.

Losing to the Bills, who are the betting favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl, is nothing to be embarrassed about. The same can’t be said for the ill advised tweet.

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