Jake Paul grabs Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s hat, and the memes break loose

Stupid thing to do to the former boxing champ, but the memes and jokes are cap-tivating.

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That's Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul, but it was the other Paul brother, Jake, that stole the hat.


You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't steal Floyd Mayweather Jr's hat. Too bad Jake Paul didn't listen to Jim Croce. Paul, the brother of Logan Paul, who's fighting the 50-0 former boxing champ in Miami on June 6, decided to mouth off AND snatch Mayweather's hat. Was Paul wearing Bad Idea jeans?

Watch the hat-snatching here, and see Floyd's entourage head out after Paul. It happened at a press event for the fight.

A planned stunt? Just another Jake Paul stupid decision? Sure seems scripted, since Paul was quick to try and capitalize by selling black baseball caps that read, "gotcha hat." No one buy them, please?

"You guys think wrasslin is real, too," wrote one Twitter user.

Said another, "All planned to build the hype."

 Social-media users had fun with it regardless.

We're likely to see plenty more stuntage before the June 6 fight. Stay tuned.