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The Vikings screamed tribute to Harambe before running onto the field


The Minnesota Vikings performed an unusual but nonetheless important tribute in the tunnel before their opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

In case you didn’t catch that, they yelled "spoons out for Harambe," then mimed eating.

Harambe is the name of a gorilla shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo in May of this year after he dragged a child around his enclosure. The incident sparked outrage all over the internet, and clearly the Vikings players have been affected as well.

Perhaps they were having a bite for a fallen hero who didn’t get to have his last meal.

Or, perhaps this was a play on a popular mantra the youths have taken up since the legend passed on earlier this year.

RIP sweet prince. I hope there’s Sunday football wherever you are.

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