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This NFL Player's Harambe Shoes Are Iconic


Posted on October 23, 2016, at 1:55 p.m. ET

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

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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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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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Just look at that detail.

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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!"

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

Many people loved it...


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


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