Gov. Deal announces Falcons Friday

ATLANTA — Excitement is building in Atlanta as the Falcons prepare to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Governor Nathan Deal officially declared Friday as “Falcons Friday” and encouraged Georgians to wear red and black and show their Falcons pride.

Falcons gear is flying off the shelves across the metro area and the state.

Falcons flags are flying from Colony Square in Midtown to Peachtree Center Downtown, the CNN Center and billboards everywhere.

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Fans everywhere see the Falcons spirit and get more and more excited for the game.

"I'm so happy to see this. Waiting for Sunday with my dad. I can't wait. When I pass by this, it makes me smile and be proud of my city," Talisa Burke said.

Governor Deal Falcons Friday proclamation

It's official! Governor Nathan Deal has declared tomorrow Falcons Friday in the state of Georgia as the Atlanta Falcons prepare to play in the Super Bowl.

Posted by WSB-TV on Thursday, February 2, 2017