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Steelers LB uses dead Cincinnati Zoo gorilla to mock the Bengals

Last weekend, the Cincinnati Zoo was forced to shoot and kill Harambe the gorilla after a 4-year-old child managed to get into the gorilla's enclosure. The situation sparked a lot of opinions and emotions. It apparently also provided the opportunity for some NFL trash talk.

Steelers linebacker Vince Williams took advantage, tweeting -- then deleting -- a jab at the Bengals.

The rivalry between the Steelers and Bengals has been fiery in recent seasons and it has now escalated to an unexpected point. Williams implying Harambe is better off dead than having to live in Cincinnati is hardly the linebacker's first foray into the rivalry. Last season he threatened Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict by tweeting "I catch Vontez on south beach im painting that boi on sight." He deleted that too.

After playing a very heated playoff game that resulted in hefty fines and a suspension, the matchups between the Steelers and Bengals were already highly anticipated. That doesn't figure to change anytime soon thanks to Twitter.