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Larry Fitzgerald confessed to being a Vikings fan

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald gestures before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


First we had Colin Kaepernick wearing a Dolphins hat. Then we had Cam Newton admitting he still likes the Falcons, when he’s not playing against them.

Now the Cardinals’ website has reminded us that receiver Larry Fitzgerald still thinks of himself as a Vikings fan.

I grew up a Vikings fan and I would be lying to you if I didn’t say I was still a Vikings fan,” Fitzgerald said. “Growing up in Minnesota it’s second nature. I still pull for them when I’m not playing them. A lot of my closest friends in the NFL are Vikings. I’m close with [Everson] Griffen, Jared Allen, Phil [Loadholt], Adrian Peterson, Kyle Rudolph. You pull for your friends.”

There’s nothing surprising about those comments, and Fitzgerald’s own dad said a couple years ago that his son always wanted to be a Viking. Fitzgerald was a Vikings ball boy as a kid, and those deep roots may never go away.