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Harambe jerseys banned by NFL Shop


Harambe, America’s favorite gorilla who was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo over the summer, has become one of the greatest internet memes of the year. And it is showing no sign of slowing down.

From schools using the gorilla’s image to recruit players to Snapchat filters, Harambe has become common place in the world of sports.

Now, it seems like there are a number of fans that want to honor the gorilla, but the NFL won’t allow them to. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that NFL Shop bans fans from customizing jerseys with the gorilla’s name on the back.

However, the NHL team Minnesota Wild let everyone know they could buy a hockey jersey to Harambe. So, if you are really desperate for a custom Harambe jersey to honor your fallen furry friend, the NHL is your go-to league.

NFL really does stand for the “No Fun League.”

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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