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Viral Tik Tok videos shows LI's own 'Lion King' at Islanders game

Brian Hagemann has been growing his hair and beard since the pandemic began, and says he's been upgraded to Simba.

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2022, 3:51 AM

Updated 838 days ago

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A Tik Tok video of an Islanders fan resembling a famous Disney character has already gotten 24 million views.
Brian Hagemann works for the Long Island Rail Road, is a big Islanders fan and many think he bears a striking resemblance to Simba from "The Lion King."
He says he is happy that the video gave people something to laugh about during tough times and joked that he hopes to get a shampoo deal out of it.
"Anyone who's looked at it or shared it with someone and you're having a laugh with that," Hagemann says. "We're talking about it somewhere, that's the awesome part."
The Hicksville native says his co-workers nicknamed him Shaggy from "Scooby-Doo" and he's been compared to the Hanson Brothers from the movie "Slap Shot."
Hagemann has been growing his hair and beard since the pandemic began, and says he's been upgraded to Simba.
He says when it's long enough, he is going to cut and donate it to Locks of Love.


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