Steelers-Bengals Rivalry Intensifies With Vince Williams’ Tweet About Dead Gorilla

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Many people are shedding tears for Harambe the gorilla, who was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo over the weekend, but Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams isn’t one of them.

Instead, Williams used the gorilla’s killing as a chance to tweet a jab at the Bengals, who he has plenty of recent history with. Williams eventually deleted the tweet but not before CBS Sports took a screen shot.

Steelers linebacker Vince Williams

The Bengals and Steelers are AFC North rivals, so animosity between the teams is nothing new. But things got especially testy between the two squads in 2015, and Williams was right at the center.

Williams sent a threatening tweet after the teams’ Week 8 matchup to Vontaze Burfict, who some Steelers believed celebrated following Le’Veon Bell’s injury. There was a pregame scuffle the next time the two teams played in Week 14, and their playoff matchup also featured plenty of intense moments.

And now poor Harambe (rest in peace) is part of the rivalry, too.

Thumbnail photo via Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports Images

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