Saints and Vikings Show Union Solidarity: Do Fans Take a Side in Labor Dispute?

September 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In case you missed it, the Saints and Vikings stepped onto the field before their Thursday night game began, raising a single finger to the air to signify their solidarity against the owners in what promises to be contentious negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.  This showing of union solidarity prompted a rather vicious debate on ESPN's Mike and Mike morning radio show between host Mike Golic and guest Marcellus Wiley, both former NFL players.
Golic, a defensive lineman for the Oilers, Eagles, and Dolphins from 1986-1993; is a veteran of NFL labor disputes, having been around for the 1987 player's strike.
However, Golic berated the Saints and Vikings players for their actions on the field last night. He grew heated and began yelling at Wiley repeatedly, "they don't care, Marcellus!" His point was that NFL fans simply don't care about the player's supposed "plight" in a league where the cards are stacked against them. All the fans care about is the pro...

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