(WTNH)–Harambe has returned.
At least, his jerseys. Long live Harambe.
Fans who want to get “Harambe” on the back of MLB, NFL, NBA and college jerseys will once again be allowed to do so, after the name was banned by the online retail company “Fanatics,” which handles sales for those leagues.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, a Fanatics employee added the name to a list of words that fans cannot use on the back of customized jerseys. Most of the words on the list are curse words. The name was removed by company higher-ups on Thursday.
Harambe the gorilla was shot and killed by a Cincinnati zoo worker on May 28 after a 3-year-old boy fell into his enclosed habitat. The incident drew outrage from some animal rights groups, and Harambe became an internet phenomenon shortly thereafter.