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Minneapolis to light downtown purple to show Viking pride

Mayor Jacob Frey made the promise on his Twitter account Thursday, posting a video that gives the hometown football club a shout-out.
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MINNEAPOLIS — If you're gonna go, go big.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is making sure the Vikings know just how important they are to his city, by promising to light up the entire downtown area purple.

Frey made the promise on his Twitter account Thursday, posting a video that gives the hometown football club a shout-out, while encouraging residents to celebrate the Vikings' playoff run.

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"Our Minnesota Vikings are headed out to San Francisco for a shot att the NFC title. Now we've been underrated before, but I have a feeling that Cook, Thielen, Cousins and the entire defensive line, they're going to be ready to go get it. So, in honor of our Minnesota Vikings, we're going to be lighting up our entire downtown purple. All these buildings here are going to be lit in purple," the mayor promised, waving his arms around the government square. 

Frey ends the video by dropping back and throwing a pass to someone off-camera, and if we must say... he's got pretty good form. 

The Vikings take the field against the 49ers Saturday, with kickoff at 3:35 p.m. You can watch it right here on KARE 11. 

 

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