It takes some serious guts to mess with the president of the United States, but that is exactly what Ohio State's Michael Bennett did during a photo opp.

Photo: Ohio State’s Michael Bennett gave Obama bunny ears

It takes a very brave man to mess around with the President of the United States, but that is exactly what Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Michael Bennett did on Monday afternoon when the team was visiting the White House to celebrate their national championship.

While Barack Obama was posing with the Buckeyes and head coach Urban Meyer for a photo, Bennett decided to throw up two fingers to give the commander-in-chief bunny ears.

Seriously.

Despite goofing off with the leader of the free world, Bennett shared his excitement and appreciation for the White House visit on social media.

It was an Honor to meet the president. Have a lot of respect for what that man has to do. Still surreal

— Mike Bennett (@mike96bennett) April 20, 2015

While we did get to witness the Barack Obama bunny ears for a cheap laugh, it is a bit disappointing that we didn’t get to see running back Ezekiel Elliot follow through with his promise to catch the president off guard with some “salmoning.”

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Alex Wong/Getty Images