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Kaka exchanges jerseys with Lightning's Stamkos

WWE's Sheamus, Titus O'Neil, USMNT forward Julian Green take to Twitter to root for Tampa Bay against Penguins

by @NHL /

Brazilian soccer star Kaka used his night off from Orlando SC to serve as the Tampa Bay Lightning's "#BoltsSocial Captain" for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena on Wednesday.

The Lightning social media initiative brings athletes with ties to the Tampa area to a Lightning home game. Celebrity social captains share their experience on Twitter using the hashtags #BoltsSocial and #GoBolts.

Kaka kicked off his stint as captain with an age-old soccer tradition, exchanging jerseys with Lightning captain Steven Stamkos prior to the game.

Tweet from @TBLightning: #BoltsSocial Captain and The Captain.@RealStamkos91 and @OrlandoCitySC's @KAKA trading colors ������������ Tweet from @TBLightning: Bolts Nation, please welcome tonight's #BoltsSocial Captain: @KAKA! ������������

Kaka wasn't the only sports figure cheering on the Lightning. Also in attendance were WWE wrestlers Sheamus, a St. Augustine, Fla., resident, and Titus O'Neil, who was born in Boynton Beach, Fla., and played football at the University of Florida.

Tweet from @TitusONeilWWE: Got my Heavy Hitters 4the @TBLightning game. My Man @WWESheamus and Fellow Good Dad @KAKA #GoBolts #BoltsSocial

Though not at the game, Tampa native and United States men's national soccer team forward Julian Green showed his support for the Lightning on Twitter.

Tweet from @J_Green37: Back Home! Come on Bolts!!!������������������ #GoBolts @TBLightning

The Malektronic Rocketman is no longer burning out his fuse up here alone.

Tweet from @TBAstro: Go Bolts @KAKA @TBLightning @Malektronic #BoltsSocial #SoundsPerfect

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