NFL player honours Harambe with tribute cleats before Vikings game


Halloween is approaching and you can expect to see one thing this year - people wearing Harambe fancy dress costumes.

The deceased gorilla is still, somehow, a popular figure in certain parts of the internet and you just know that one guy you see out will think his gorilla suit with RIP Harambe painted on it will be the funniest thing in the world.

It seems that Harambe is still popular in the NFL as well, with one player having a dedication to the late hero on his cleats.


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Here is Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon sporting the RIP Harambe footwear before the Vikes game against the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week. 

McKinnon would have been fined if he had worn the cleats during the game thanks to the NFL's uniform policies, so he did the next best thing by donning those purple bad boys during pre-game warmups.

It seems that McKinnon isn't the only Viking player who has Harambe on his mind, as some of his teammates showed before the first game of the season against the Tennessee Titans.

Harambe was killed in Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell over a guard rail and into his enclosure. Unfortunately, the Vikings won't face the Cincinnati Bengals this season to try and avenge the gorilla's death.

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