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Following in the footsteps of Rihanna, other Ottawa fashionistas have adopted #Rihannaing as the newest only way to show support for their team. Warning: pasty man thighs inside.

Clearly I've been skipping leg day
Clearly I've been skipping leg day

Ottawa Senators fans are known as being a reserved bunch. With the Senators on a four-game five-game losing streak, they decided a shakeup was needed.

Origins

Rihanna was spotted in LA this weekend sporting a Sens heritage jersey, and for a lack of a better description...no pants. Not only did she wear the beautiful heritage jersey clubbing, she also took the time to put on a mini-photoshoot in her new favourite sweater.

Following in the footsteps of one of the biggest fashion icons in Hollywood, Stuntman Stu, the Ottawa Senators in-house PA superstar, tweeted this photo:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What's the big deal about @<a href="https://twitter.com/rihanna">rihanna</a> wearing a <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Sens">#Sens</a> jersey? I do it all the time :) <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23MAJICmornings">#MAJICmornings</a> <a href="http://t.co/Pf9ofzkrP3" title="http://twitter.com/stuntmanstu/status/321600977784434688/photo/1">twitter.com/stuntmanstu/st…</a></p>&mdash; Stuntman Stu (@stuntmanstu) <a href="https://twitter.com/stuntmanstu/status/321600977784434688">April 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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#Rihannaing

Deciding this was a trend worth following, #Rihannaing was created to try to help inspire the Senators. I put out a rally call to Sens Army, and they were quick to respond.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a>: The only way to get the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Sens">#Sens</a> out of their slump. <a href="http://t.co/7AKiqiYnhX" title="http://twitter.com/BonksMullet/status/321768471518138369/photo/1">twitter.com/BonksMullet/st…</a></p>&mdash; Radek Bonk's Mullet (@BonksMullet) <a href="https://twitter.com/BonksMullet/status/321768471518138369">April 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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This brave soul deserves credit for being the first to join me.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23rhiannaing">#rhiannaing</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> <a href="http://t.co/wxWxEWHQ3w" title="http://twitter.com/jsani/status/321770189861556224/photo/1">twitter.com/jsani/status/3…</a></p>&mdash; Jerrett Sani (@jsani) <a href="https://twitter.com/jsani/status/321770189861556224">April 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Within minutes, we made it to the Sportsnet broadcast.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We did it guys! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> made it to @<a href="https://twitter.com/sportsnet">sportsnet</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Sens">#Sens</a> <a href="http://t.co/1l61w8RMWc" title="http://twitter.com/BonksMullet/status/321799353515790338/photo/1">twitter.com/BonksMullet/st…</a></p>&mdash; Radek Bonk's Mullet (@BonksMullet) <a href="https://twitter.com/BonksMullet/status/321799353515790338">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Edit: It appears as if #Rhinnaing is sweeping the entire nation

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23rihannaing">#rihannaing</a> is now trending in Canada <a href="http://t.co/oLlm55D5s6" title="http://trendsmap.com/ca">trendsmap.com/ca</a></p>&mdash; Trendsmap Canada (@TrendsmapCanada) <a href="https://twitter.com/TrendsmapCanada/status/321819457330769922">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Beware: Man thighs.

I would put on some shades before looking at these pasties.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23rhiannaing">#rhiannaing</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23The3GuysPose">#The3GuysPose</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23ILikeSpicedRum">#ILikeSpicedRum</a> dammit Bonk I missed Alfies goal... <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23rewind">#rewind</a> niiiiiice! <a href="http://t.co/e30bEBW8Rw" title="http://twitter.com/C_RORRIS/status/321776115205169152/photo/1">twitter.com/C_RORRIS/statu…</a></p>&mdash; Chad Ror (@C_RORRIS) <a href="https://twitter.com/C_RORRIS/status/321776115205169152">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> my legs are tremendous <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23rhiannaing">#rhiannaing</a> <a href="http://t.co/19gJRYVOob" title="http://twitter.com/cwmilner11/status/321778136482193409/photo/1">twitter.com/cwmilner11/sta…</a></p>&mdash; Chris Milne (@cwmilner11) <a href="https://twitter.com/cwmilner11/status/321778136482193409">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/ian_mendes">ian_mendes</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> in moccasins <a href="http://t.co/947MqwIi2h" title="http://twitter.com/NickSharted/status/321796152041304064/photo/1">twitter.com/NickSharted/st…</a></p>&mdash; Nick Charbot (@NickSharted) <a href="https://twitter.com/NickSharted/status/321796152041304064">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/ian_mendes">ian_mendes</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> Belleville in the house! <a href="http://t.co/5Qz92ftfzU" title="http://twitter.com/Brashman/status/321793844062613505/photo/1">twitter.com/Brashman/statu…</a></p>&mdash; Team O Town (@Brashman) <a href="https://twitter.com/Brashman/status/321793844062613505">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sorry buddy @<a href="https://twitter.com/davidhodgins">davidhodgins</a> have to join in @<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/sproudfoot">sproudfoot</a> <a href="http://t.co/IBhtUIlKac" title="http://twitter.com/Nolan_Oliver/status/321793576784769024/photo/1">twitter.com/Nolan_Oliver/s…</a></p>&mdash; Nolan Oliver (@Nolan_Oliver) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nolan_Oliver/status/321793576784769024">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NoPantsSens">#NoPantsSens</a> <a href="http://t.co/6Xh79YduJa" title="http://twitter.com/luwedge/status/321786532346339328/photo/1">twitter.com/luwedge/status…</a></p>&mdash; Chris Gregorio (@luwedge) <a href="https://twitter.com/luwedge/status/321786532346339328">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> <a href="http://t.co/6jQVRsC96y" title="http://twitter.com/hattrick__44/status/321784258261811200/photo/1">twitter.com/hattrick__44/s…</a></p>&mdash; blake (@hattrick__44) <a href="https://twitter.com/hattrick__44/status/321784258261811200">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> 33, 73, 93? How about 3 roommates <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23rhiannaing">#rhiannaing</a> cc @<a href="https://twitter.com/seanhiggin">seanhiggin</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/abcourtice">abcourtice</a> <a href="http://t.co/3lAmsZE5qt" title="http://twitter.com/henrycabrown/status/321807220037804032/photo/1">twitter.com/henrycabrown/s…</a></p>&mdash; Henry Brown (@henrycabrown) <a href="https://twitter.com/henrycabrown/status/321807220037804032">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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A few ladies decided to join in as well

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I guess we need this now more than ever. If @<a href="https://twitter.com/stuntmanstu">stuntmanstu</a> can do it, so can I! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23instantregret">#instantregret</a> <a href="http://t.co/nYAgXg4dja" title="http://twitpic.com/ci8of1">twitpic.com/ci8of1</a></p>&mdash; Cassie Dresch (@CassiieD) <a href="https://twitter.com/CassiieD/status/321786201474494464">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> Just an average Tuesday night.... <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> with my Chicken McNuggets. <a href="http://t.co/xiug2VuWx5" title="http://twitter.com/MsJessicaDobson/status/321785248658624512/photo/1">twitter.com/MsJessicaDobso…</a></p>&mdash; Jessica Dobson (@MsJessicaDobson) <a href="https://twitter.com/MsJessicaDobson/status/321785248658624512">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Is this considered <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rhiannaing">#Rhiannaing</a> (2009, Dominican Republic) <a href="http://t.co/ckSMl7OEhf" title="http://twitter.com/stickchick4ever/status/321782553281449985/photo/1">twitter.com/stickchick4eve…</a></p>&mdash; Deb the Disciple (@stickchick4ever) <a href="https://twitter.com/stickchick4ever/status/321782553281449985">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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...of course it is Deb!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/nolan_oliver">nolan_oliver</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23rihannaing">#rihannaing</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23GoSENSGo">#GoSENSGo</a> <a href="http://t.co/mSkzoJWRxl" title="http://twitter.com/JessBlak/status/321807653779165185/photo/1">twitter.com/JessBlak/statu…</a></p>&mdash; Jess Black (@JessBlak) <a href="https://twitter.com/JessBlak/status/321807653779165185">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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One slightly NSFW photo was excluded, but we'll leave you to hunt that one down yourselves as an extra credit assignment.

We have a winner

The hands-down winner for best #Rihannaing photo so far is by none other than Twitter's Ottawa Senators injury specialist.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> Reluctant <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> (it’s not just for people any more). <a href="http://t.co/7v4QqyMOzu" title="http://twitter.com/JoNana/status/321797600330252290/photo/1">twitter.com/JoNana/status/…</a></p>&mdash; Jo Innes (@JoNana) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoNana/status/321797600330252290">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Although Jo's pooch wasn't the first to don the red, black, and white

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I'd just like to remind everyone that even though @<a href="https://twitter.com/rihanna">rihanna</a> wore a @<a href="https://twitter.com/nhl_sens">nhl_sens</a> jersey as a dress... Sheba did it first <a href="http://t.co/vmPP2vzFji" title="http://twitter.com/kassassination/status/321387182734598144/photo/1">twitter.com/kassassination…</a></p>&mdash; Matt Kassian (@kassassination) <a href="https://twitter.com/kassassination/status/321387182734598144">April 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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This one is a close second, totally uninfluenced by the choice of jersey.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>As promised, myself <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> in my Bonk jersey.<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Sens">#Sens</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23RidiculousThingsWeDoForTheSens">#RidiculousThingsWeDoForTheSens</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23GoSensGo">#GoSensGo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23PeskyTime">#PeskyTime</a> <a href="http://t.co/TrUBz0qkT9" title="http://twitter.com/GabrielleMari_/status/321806195830697984/photo/1">twitter.com/GabrielleMari_…</a></p>&mdash; Gabrielle Mari (@GabrielleMari_) <a href="https://twitter.com/GabrielleMari_/status/321806195830697984">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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And, as any hockey fan knows to expect, that one confused Habs fan showed up.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> you asked for it mofo. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Rihannaing">#Rihannaing</a> <a href="http://t.co/vKUNJruUA9" title="http://twitter.com/Tomcrude/status/321789601742221312/photo/1">twitter.com/Tomcrude/statu…</a></p>&mdash; Tom Crude (@Tomcrude) <a href="https://twitter.com/Tomcrude/status/321789601742221312">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Thanks for reading,

Radek Bonk's Mullet.

Bonus footage: From the cutting room floor

Silver Seven's very own founder and tireless leader tried to give the Sens Army a late push with his trunk-like legs that would put Colin Greening to shame.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rally-time <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23rihannaing">#rihannaing</a> <a href="http://t.co/a8J5VaiRTG" title="http://twitter.com/silversevensens/status/321797210067062784/photo/1">twitter.com/silversevensen…</a></p>&mdash; Peter Raaymakers (@silversevensens) <a href="https://twitter.com/silversevensens/status/321797210067062784">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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