Bengals Player Wants To Win Super Bowl In Honor Of Who?!

The Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams are set to do battle in the Super Bowl next weekend and as per usual, the week leading up to the big game will be filled with wacky anecdotes from players and coaches.  NFL Media Week starts on Monday, but someone participating in the big game has already given fans and analysts something to talk about.  

Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard recently appeared on Pardon My Take and he expressed his team's desire to win the Super Bowl in honor of a rather controversial figure in the video below:

When prodded, Hubbard expresses that the Bengals want to win the Super Bowl in honor of Harambe - a gorilla that was killed in a Cincinnati zoo after a child fell into the enclosure.  Harambe became a figure of internet meme culture and many argued online about whether it was right to shoot the animal, despite the potentially grim fate for the child.

While I'm sure Hubbard was mostly joking throughout his appearance his comments are bound to raise some eyebrows, specifically when he agrees with the host saying that the kid shouldn't have been there and that he sympathizes with the gorilla rather than the child.

Expect Hubbard to be asked several hundred questions about this next week leading into the Super Bowl 56.

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