This NFL Player Paid Tribute To Harambe With His Amazing Cleats

Submitted by on Oct 24, 2016

1. Jerick McKinnon is a 24-year-old running back for the Minnesota Vikings.

Jerick McKinnon is a 24-year-old running back for the Minnesota Vikings.

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2. During a warm-up session before Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly, McKinnon took to the field wearing some seriously amazing cleats.

During a warm-up session before Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly, McKinnon took to the field wearing some seriously amazing cleats.

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3. That’s right: His shoes paid tribute to Harambe, the gorilla who died at a Cincinnati zoo, only to become become an internet legend.

That's right: His shoes paid tribute to Harambe, the gorilla who died at a Cincinnati zoo, only to become become an internet legend.

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4. Just look at that detail.

Just look at that detail.

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5. Stunning.

6. It’s not the first team Vikings players have shown their love for Harambe. Here they are last month getting pumped for a game by shouting, “Spoons out for Harambe!”

7. The team doesn’t seem to mind their players showing love for Harambe. They tweeted this photo on Sunday showing their approval.

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings)

8. Many people loved it…

Many people loved it...

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9. But the cleats also sparked a debate about whether the Harambe meme is, well, dead.

But the cleats also sparked a debate about whether the Harambe meme is, well, dead.

[email protected] @JetMckinnon1

— Ryan (@_yeatez)

12. RIP.

RIP.

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