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Following warrior code, Noah Syndergaard praises Josh Donaldson for 'Vikings'

It's the ultimate expression of respect from one high-profile warrior to another.

New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard, known as Thor, sent this amusing tweet to Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson on Wednesday:

We may hail from different clans #METS, but I bestow glory upon you in battle my Viking brother https://t.co/vKYFWMupkR

— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) January 27, 2016

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Donaldson, the reigning AL MVP, recently wrapped up filming "Vikings" for the History Channel. He plays a character named Hoskuld.

It's a wrap. Will never forget this experience. @HistoryVikings @HistoryTVCanada pic.twitter.com/sSUXBGMJC8

— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) January 25, 2016

Couple sweet neck tats. pic.twitter.com/Ivz1B0Etuj

— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) January 25, 2016

Whoops!🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/TztErNHw3Y

— Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) January 26, 2016

On the field, Donaldson is known for his hard-nosed style, and Syndergaard threw the infamous brushback pitch that put Kansas City Royals leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar on his backside in Game 3 of the World Series.

The Blue Jays fell a couple wins shy of reaching the World Series last season -- losing to the eventual champion Kansas City Royals in the ALCS -- but perhaps Thor and Hoskuld will do battle this October.