Jim Harbaugh Presents Pope Francis With A Michigan Helmet And A Pair Of Jordans

Ford Springer | Reporter

Jim Harbaugh’s European vacation with the Michigan football team had another highlight on Wednesday.

The head coach and his football team are visiting Italy on a week-long “special educational and football experience,” which has yielded several entertaining Harbaugh stories.

On Wednesday the team visited Vatican City to attend Pope Francis’ address in St. Peter’s square. The players sat in the crowd during the Pope’s address, but Harbaugh and his wife Sarah sat to the left of the main stage in front of St. Peter’s Basilica. (VIDEO: Jim Harbaugh Reprimanded By A Mall Cop In Italy For Throwing A Football Indoors)

After the address, Harbaugh waited among several other observers seated close to the stage to meet the Pope. When the coach finally got his opportunity to meet Pope Francis, he presented him with a pair of Jordan Brand shoes and a Michigan football helmet.

The Pope exchanged a few words with Harbaugh and his wife and handed the gift off to someone next to him before going on to greet others in attendance.

This trip just keeps getting better and better by the day.

Ford Springer



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