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Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man salutes Swedish freeskier Henrik Harlaut

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 6

competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Ski Slopestyle Finals during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Al Bello

Swedish freestyle skier Henrik Harlaut may not have won a medal in the men’s ski slopestyle competition, but he was still a pretty memorable figure last Thursday.

For starters, he couldn’t keep his pants from falling down.

And after one of his runs, the eccentric competitor gave a shout-out to legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan - complete with “W” hand sign and a cry of “Wu-Tang is for the children,” referencing late group member ODB’s memorable moment at the 1998 Grammys.

It didn’t escape the notice of another Wu-Tang member, Method Man, who gave a shout-out to Harlaut himself on Facebook this morning:

Another sign that the Olympics is no longer just a big sporting event, but also a big one for social media, too.

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