Before Thursday night’s regular-season opener between the Vikings and the Saints, players for both teams walked onto the field after the National Anthem and held a single finger into the air as a show of labor solidarity.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that the Vikings and Saints union representatives decided that they needed to demonstrate unity at the outset of the last season before a potential lockout. The players hope that other players will do the same thing.
The Vikings and Saints reps came up with the idea earlier this week. It’s unknown whether the seed of the idea was planted by anyone from the NFL Players Association.
If it was, it wasn’t a bad idea. And we have a feeling it’s going to catch on.